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The St. Mary's Muse 

flLUMNAE NUMBER 
Vol. XXIII December, 1918 No. 2 

fllma Mater 

(Tune: "Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms.") 

St. Mary's, wherever thy daughters may be 

They love thy high praises to sing, 
And tell of thy beauties of campus and tree 

Around which sweet memories cling; 
They may wander afar, out of reach of thy name, 

Afar, out of sight of thy grove, 
But the thought of St. Mary's aye kindles a flame 

Of sweet recollections and love. 

Beloved St. Mary's! how great is our debt! 

Thou hast cared for thy daughters full well; 
They can never thy happy instructions forget, 

Nor fail of thy virtues to tell. 
The love that they feel is a heritage pure; 

An experience wholesome and sweet. 
Through fast rolling years it will grow and endure; 

Be a lamp and a guide to their feet. 

May the future unite all the good of thy past 

With the best that new knowledge can bring. 
Ever onward and upward thy course! To the last 

Be thou steadfast in every good thing. 
Generations to come may thy fair daughters still 

Fondly think on they halls and thy grove 
And carry thy teachings — o'er woodland and hill — 

Of earnestness, wisdom, and love. 

H. E. H., 1905. 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

"Alma Mater" 1 

Prayers for the School and Alumnae 3 

An Alumna? Song 3 

On Secondary Education Jesse Degen, '94 4 

Americanization of the Immigrant Child Florence Slater, '82 8 

In Loving Memory of Janet Brownell Glen, 1861-1918 .Emilie W. McVea, '84 12 

"Darkness" (verse) Annie S. Cameron, '16 14 

WITH SPECIAL THOUGHT OF THE WAR 

A Prayer for Our Soldiers and Sailors Bishoi) Cheshire 15 

St. Mary's in the War Days of 1861-65 Mrs. Minna Curtis Bynum 15 

St. Mary's in the War Days of 1917-18 A Present-Day Girl 17 

My Year in England Mrs. Olive Smith Cook, 1909-14 19 

A Letter from the Field Dorothy Valentine Brown, 1910-11 21 

St. Mary's Honor Roll 25 

A St. Mary's Group at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, 

Arabelle Thomas, 1913-15 27 

Editorial 28 

Life Membership in the Alumna? Association, 

Mrs. Emilie Rose Holmes, '84 29 

Maternal Reminiscences of The Muse Mrs. Sadie Jenkins Battle, '05 30 

Memory Elizabeth A. Lay, '15 32 

Alumna? Notes Alice Cohn Latham, '17 32 

St. Mary's Girls in Unusual Occupations 34 

Alumna? Babies 35 

St. Mary's Girls in War Work , 35 

CHAPTER NOTES 

Chapel Hill page 38 Monroe page 50 

Charlotte 40 Norfolk-Portsmouth 52 

Oheraw 42 Pittsboro 53 

Durham 43 Rocky Mount 53 

Elizabeth City 45 Salisbury 54 

Henderson 48 Scotland Neck 55 

Hillsboro 49 Washington 55 

CLASS NOTES 

Class of Class of 

1894 page 57 1909 page 63 

1895 57 1912 65 

1898 58 1913 66 

1900 59 1915 67 

1902 60 1916 71 

1903 61 1917 72 

1905 62 1918 73 

Announcement ?«> 



Prayers Used at the School 013 Founders' Day and on Other 

Occasions Changed Only to Permit Their Use by 

the Alurnnae in Their Several Meetings 

O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful, visit, we pray Thee, St. Mary's 
School, its Alumnae and members, with Thy love and favor; enlighten our 
minds more and more with the light of the everlasting Gospel; graft in our 
hearts a love of the truth; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all 
goodness; and of Thy great mercy keep us in the same, blessed Spirit, 
Whom, with the Father and the Son together, we worship and glorify as 
one God, world without end. Amen. 

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who hast taught us, in Thy 
Holy Word, that to know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom 
Thou hast sent, is everlasting life; we humbly beseech Thee to receive our 
prayers and supplications which we now offer unto Thee for our schools 
and colleges throughout this land. Grant that they who teach and govern 
in them may perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may also 
have grace and strength to fulfill the same; and to those who are taught 
and trained, give Thy gracious help, that they may acquire such knowledge 
as may fit them for the stations in life to which they may be called, and 
above all things, may receive instructions of heavenly wisdom and know 
the things that belong unto their peace. Grant this, O Heavenly Father, 
for Jesus Christ's sake, our Lord. Amen. 



An Alumnae Song 

(Tune: Song of a Thousand Years.) 

Though we have left thy halls and pathways, 
Wandered afar from thy dear Grove 

Yet does our heart's unchanged devotion 
Still cling to thee in steadfast love. 

Chorus 

Strong is the bond to thee St. Mary's, 
'Tis the dear name each heart reveres. 

'Tis the loved spot whose cherished memories 
Live in our hearts through changeless years. 

What though afar we may be scattered, 
Following alone our separate ways, 

We are still one in loving memories, 

Thoughts of old friends and girlhood days. 
Chorus 



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Dreaming of thee, old scenes, old places 
Throng to our minds, as each appears, 

We see again, the well-loved faces 
We shall hold dear through changeless years. 
Chorus 

Ah! be assured, beloved St. Mary's 

Where'er a daughter of thine may be, 
From youth to age, where'er she wanders, 
There beats a heart with love for thee. 
Chorus 

A. S. C, 1919. 



"On Secondary Education" — A Hurnble Reminiscence 

By Jesse Degen 

I have been asked to write something about Secondary Education, 
and it may as well be admitted at once that on this subject I feel 
myself equipped with almost unbounded ignorance. For instance, 
I know nothing, by experience of the workings of the public High 
School. To the end of my life I expect to be learning about adminis- 
tration. I have just survived my first year's struggle with the 
College Entrance Board examinations ; I have many feelings about 
them, but their expression might not be accepted for publication. 

But after ten years of teaching in public and private schools 
I have come to have two firm convictions about my profession. One 
is that there is no satisfaction to be compared with the pleasure 
of teaching the so-called grammar school grades. The other is that 
unless a school — or a teacher— is constrained first of all by the love 
of Christ, a love that is a compelling and overwhelming foundation 
and end of knowledge, that school or teacher has very little excuse 
for being. 

Twenty-five years ago a group of us stood by the West Kock House 
one spring morning and prophesied each others futures and pro- 
tested each against her assigned fate. I liked to study and I have 
never known women whom I loved and honored more than those 
who taught us at St. Mary's at that time — but my soul was filled 
with wrath when I was set down to be a teacher. I said nothing, 



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but oh, how I thought! Well — all the prophecies have come true; 
and I am content I drifted into teaching. After leaving college 
I lived at home and did a little tutoring — Latin and French and 
Geometry of course; once a half year of Astronomy, reminiscent 
of the course at St. Mary's. If I ever did teach in a school, it would 
of course be in one of that grade, and I should teach my special 
subjects to the older classes. Of course all college graduates have 
that plan. I dare say all high school graduates have it. 

There came a time when I had no pupils and was asked very 
apologetically if I would be willing to "supply" for a week in a 
rural ungraded school, as a favor to a friend on the School Board 
whose candidate had failed to appear. There were nine pupils 
in the school, when the attendance was perfect, and they were in 
six grades, reciting daily in every subject and persumably doing 
all their studying during the school session of six hours. That 
school was a centre of education for some weeks — and it was not 
the pupils who were being educated. I learned how to conduct a 
geography recitation in ten minutes, having busy work ready for 
the six other children to do during that time, and keeping an eye 
on the boy who would throw spit balls, and the two little cousins 
who clawed at each other's hair whenever they had a chance, and 
the youngest pupil's baby sister, who came because mamma was too 
busy to look after her at home and she liked it, but who might tear 
a page out of a text book if left unwatched. To this succeeded a 
primer lesson of fifteen minutes, none of the pupils having been 
taught how to spell, or indeed how to sound any letter ; their reading 
was a marvelous feat of memory. And the geography had to be 
taught; you cannot take much for granted with children who have 
never seen a boat or a train or a city. Chorus singing came in 
somewhere. I sing by ear and can carry an air well enough if I 
am not too near a strong alto. But I had stone-deaf pupils with 
powerful lungs and ambitions, and to this day I wonder how, 
with no piano, we ever pulled through "Lovely springtime now is 
here! Dance and sing! Dance and sing!" After an endless succes- 
sion of ten- and fifteen-minute recitations, punctuated by requests 
for drinks of water and "teacher, what'll I do now?" and "teacher, 



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please sharpen my pencil?" recess came. Apparently the whole 
school kept to desks and consumed at 10 :30 a. m. the contents of its 
dinner pails. Fresh air on a crisp October morning? "The other 
teacher never made us go out." The new teacher did. It took 
me a long time to find out that they did not know how to play. They 
worked hard at home, they had no games, and they were listless. 
Wild horses could hardly have dragged me away at the end of that 
first week. I stayed until Christmas, after which I could no longer 
spare the time. We had wonderful athletic contests, several chil- 
dren learned to spell, and all the girls on the road copied my neck- 
ties. As for our Christmas entertainment — but that really is another 
story. 

I had heard about missionary work, opportunity, etc., all my 
life, and here I had laid out to my hand a whole lifetime of 
inspiration — and I could not take it. I never left a place with so 
much regret. The one drop of comfort was that I had not nearly 
enough of an education to give those nine children what they should 
have had. There are countless numbers of just such schools all 
over the country. I have known them well, in Iowa, in Arkansas, 
in Maine, and all the way between. Every State has them; don't 
believe anything else if you hear- it. They are usually taught by 
honest, hardworking country girls who have struggled through a 
year or so of high school and a little normal training, and then return 
to their own narrow neighborhoods and teach for a few terms until 
they marry — or in lieu of that excitement move on to a similar 
school elsewhere. They can all juggle the ten-minute recitations 
and study hours with ease, and they can give very little else because 
that is all that was ever given them. Oh! for a thousand tongues 
to sing that these schools, so limited in vision, need the very best 
that our country has to offer ! They are in localities that are now 
furnishing in great numbers some of the finest element of our army, 
and the tale of how the Government has to teach these men after they 
reach camp is too well known for repetition here. I speak, however, 
with assurance, and not at all from a missionary point of view, of 
the absolute pleasure such a neighborhood can afford to a well 



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educated girl with some little knowledge of music, art, and athletics, 
some resources in herself, and a love of children and of out doors. 
As to living expenses, mine were about 35 per cent of my salary; 
nowadays they might be 50 per cent. 

When I began to teach in earnest, I was ten years out of college, 
ten years rusty in subjects and methods, ten years too old. But 
my various odd weeks in rural schools (for I took other "supplies" 
as I had time) had put me in touch with grammar school subjects, 
and I was fortunate in finding a position in the intermediate depart- 
ment of a private school. Here I began to realize the dearth of 
desirable teachers in another field. I was not an acquisition as 
teachers go. I had taught ignorant, hardworking little country 
children what they could absorb in a busy day. I came to well 
read and sophisticated city girls who were brimming with general 
information and expected to study hard at home and advance in a 
fortnight as far as my former pupils had in a term. It was a year 
before I was keeping them properly busy, and no years will be long 
enough to show my gratitude to those who suffered my short comings 
that year, that I might learn how to teach. In such fashion was my 
love sealed to the nine to thirteen-year olds whom most of the 
world finds at such a trying age, and who are so altogether responsive 
and companionable when you know them. Since then I have been 
promoted to one and another upper class, to become more and more 
convinced that it is well to keep to the thing that one has learned 
to do. I have seen a succession of candidates who will teach college 
preparatory Latin and English and scorn anything lower. Some 
of them are wise; others would make excellent grade teachers if 
they would but try; a few have found their vocation as I did, and 
would doubtless agree with me that while one never knows quite 
as much as might be desired, the constant demand upon versatility 
and resourcefulness as well as upon breadth of knowledge, make 
this the most stimulating kind of work. The mothers know how 
much it is needed. 

My first rural school lay in a neighborhood of feuds, in which it 
was the only neutral ground. There was no church within reach, 



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nor any religious service of any kind. Hatred and drunkenness, 
and other vices bred of poverty, were a matter of course. That is 
why we look back so to that first Christmas. There was great fun 
over the home-made presents and strings of wild cranberries, but 
it was really Christmas because all the families came into the school- 
house together and spoke to one another. It is less simple to draw 
a picture of peace and goodwill in the city schools where we take 
that atmosphere for granted every day. But it is none the less 
needed there, nor can one be sure that the quality that gives it is 
always underlying. There are diverse ways of showing, of teaching, 
or of living it, but year after year makes it more certain that wherever 
one may be, and among whatever elements of American life, it is 
lacking and it must be lived, or the watchman waketh but in vain. 



Americanization of trje Immigrant Child 

By Florence Slateb 

To us of the South, the term Americanization, now seen dailv io. 
paper and magazine, has little or no meaning. We have quite for- 
gotten that we were ever immigrants and therefore other than 
Americans; and the recent tides of immigration have not come to 
our shores in sufficient numbers for us to realize that millions have 
been pouring into other parts of our country and living almost for 
a life time separated from Americans, speaking their own language, 
and keeping their own customs. Until war was declared this segrega- 
tion of the immigrant did not seem to matter to any one except a 
few philanthropists who worked among them more for the purpose 
of helping them economically and elevating them morally and 
spiritually, than of making American citizens of them. 

Last fall when attending a series of lectures on The American- 
ization of the Immigrant, many of them given by these philanthrop- 
ists, I was struck by the fact that in their effort to give the immigrant 
self confidence and self respect they had made him feel a superiority 
to the American, and that we owed him a deep debt of gratitude 



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for his contribution to our civilization. On one accasion when Mrs. 
Simkowitch had been describing the new settlement house in Green- 
wich village, I asked if the poor Americans in the neighborhood 
made any use of the building. She replied, "]STo, they haven't 
enough ambition." Only a few days later we were discussing in 
class the Literacy Immigration Law and one of the High School 
girls said, "I don't think that is a wise law, because, you know, we 
are so much smarter than the Americans that we could come here 
without knowing how to write and read and easily outstrip them 
in a few years." So in spite of the fine voluntary work among the 
immigrants and the spending of millions on their education many of 
them actually felt a contempt for the American and so had no desire 
to swear allegiance to the land of their adoption. 

Patriotism to many immigrants, if it existed at all, was felt for 
the old country. Read some of the papers printed in fifty different 
foreign languages only a year and a half ago. The Germans could 
not have been more loyal to the Kaiser if they had been in Berlin. 
My German hair dresser, wearing an iron cross because she had 
given all of her little earnings for German propaganda, would beg 
of me to read The German Herald, for all the American papers 
were run by English money, and told only lies. 

In some of the large high schools where most of the pupils were 
of foreign birth or parentage, the feeling against going into the 
war almost produced a riot. Boys and girls would violently protest 
against saluting the flag and often refused to do so or sing "The 
army and navy forever," proclaiming excitedly half-baked socialistic 
or anarchistic doctrines to back up their conduct. 

The war has rudely shaken us awake to this deadly menace of 
anti Americanism among us, the climax of which has been mani- 
fested in the dastardly deeds of the I. W. W. We Americans are 
to blame that it existed at all. We permitted millions of ignorant 
peasants of every nationality to come to us because their labor was 
cheap. We endowed them indiscriminately with the power of the 
ballot and left them to the contractor and politician to whose advan- 
tage it was to keep them ignorant of the English language and the 



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meaning of the word Democracy. It is true that we cheerfully 
paid taxes to support our great public schools which we believed, 
innocently, would quickly make an American out of a Greek, Rus- 
sian, Japanese, or even a German. Five hours in the school room 
with mostly foreign children cannot easily counteract the home 
influence where father and mother speak a foreign language and 
observe all the customs of a foreign country. I have visited the 
homes of high school girls, who dressed in the American fashion 
and spoke English intelligibly, in as foreign surroundings as if 
they were in Palestine or Hungary. 

There are two powerful factors in the life of the child besides 
the home; the playground and the school. As most of our immi- 
grants remain in the cities, the playground of the child is the street 
where they speak broken English with each other and a mixture 
of English and their mother tongue with grown ups. In the evenings 
I have seen children of all ages gathered around the soap box 
orator, a long haired, wild eyed, loose jointed man shrieking in a 
hoarse voice. They listened fascinated as he denounced the Govern- 
ment with frantic gesticulations and proclaimed the doctrines of 
socialism, anarchism, Zionism, or any ism that would implant in 
their impressionable minds hatred of the rich and distrust of the 
Government. It is indeed sad to see in many of these boys and 
girls a morbidness and bitterness of spirit, instead of the joyousness 
of youth. These grow up ready to become the tools of any fanatic 
whose work is destruction. 

Too much blind confidence has been placed in the Americanizing 
power of the schools. The immigrant mother brought her little 
one to the door of the school and felt that now she had really reached 
America, and she gave her child to the teacher with a look of awe, 
reverence, and perfect trust. But had the child really come into 
America ? It was true that the American flag floated over the build- 
ing and English was taught, but frequently by a teacher with a 
foreign name who was not even a citizen of the United States. Not 
so very long ago a mayor of a large city appointed seven members 
of a school board. There was one Swede, one Bohemian, one Pole, 
one Norwegian, one Russian Jew, one Irishman, and one American. 



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The mayor explained that it was necessary to recognize the various 
nationalities, and no one criticised the appointments. Of course 
each member of the board loyally saw that his nationality was repre- 
sented on the teaching force, thus the immigrant child had one 
chance in seven of being transformed into a genuine American. 

Today such an act would not be tolerated. The war has aroused 
in us a deep sense of responsibility toward these foreign children and 
their parents, and a strong determination to make America the land 
of the Americans in place of a crazy patch quilt made of pieces 
from all over the earth. Silently and persistently a great force 
has been at work which in one short year has accomplished even 
greater miracles than sending a million men across the Atlantic. 

Our schools have been transformed; patriotic speeches arouse 
intense enthusiasm among the children; war work of every kind is 
devotedly accomplished by teachers and pupils. The Board of 
Education in New York has decreed that teachers must be American 
citizens and teach American doctrines; that English, more English, 
and still more English must be studied throughout the entire school 
course; that every pupil in elementary and high school must pass 
an examination on American History and Civics. 

Fourteen states have abolished the teaching of the German lan- 
guage in schools and a campaign is under way to abolish it in most 
of the others. What a contrast to a year ago when the German 
influence was great enough to require the study of German in the 
schools of some of the Western States, and it was the only foreign 
language taught in the elementary schools of New York. The soap 
box has been converted into a street pulpit from which to preach the 
meaning and the winning of the war. The Eussian and Norwegian 
boy fighting side by side with the boy of the American is not only 
himself becoming an American ready to die for his country, but 
making patriotic Americans of his father, mother, brother and 
sister. They are proud of their soldier boy and from their windows 
are now floating American and service flags. The Eed Cross badge 
worn by millions of school children, representing the spirit of giving, 
loving, and working together for our war is the sign pointing to a new 
America, one in language, aims and idealism. 



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In Loving Menrjory of Janet Brownell Glen. I86I-I9I8 

Emilie Watts McVea 

In eighteen hundred and ninety three "Lizzie Battle" and I while 
summering in Asheville had the good fortune to meet Janet Glen, a 
woman of unusual ability and a most interesting personality. On 
our return to St. Mary's in the fall we found an urgent need for 
an additional instructor in Latin. Miss Battle, then Lady Princi- 
pal, warmly recommended Miss Glen to Dr. Smedes, so in October, 
Janet slipped into the dear old life at St. Mary's, as if she had 
always belonged and became forever to us a part of its loved memo- 
ries. She shared an affection for our worn, but time honored build- 
ings, she loved the beauty of our green "circle," unmarred by the 
convenience of a path ; the glory of the blazing oaks and golden 
hickory trees in the autumn filled her with delight ; and above all 
the little brown chapel became a vital part of her life as it was of 
ours. There she joined in our simple, beautiful services, and there 
in the second year of her stay at St. Mary's, she was confirmed. 
She was one of the "home group" of the St. Mary's of those days ; 
Lizzie Battle, that rare and valiant spirit of ever blessed memory, 
Mittie Dowel, Florence Slater, Clara Fenner, another of the then 
more recent comers who "belonged," myself, and always Miss Katie. 
To those days and those friendships we turn often for inspiration 
and refreshment. 

For four years Janet Glen was a valued teacher at St. Mary's. 
She was inspirational and yet accurate. She made Latin a live and 
interesting subject, but she never tolerated laziness or poor work. 
Her students respected her for her scholarship and learned rapidly 
under her wise and vigorous guidance. Outside of the class room 
she was a delightful companion, quick in conversation, with an 
unexpected humor and a wide range of interests. Her chief charac- 
teristic was her unfailing sympathy, known in its completeness to 
only a few. Personal troubles, difficulties and sorrows never failed 
to draw from her a quick response. Life in all its various mani- 
festations v/as of profound interest to her. Those who knew only 



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her outward manner which was at times somewhat distant and 
reserved, never suspected the depths of her sympathy and tenderness. 

A brother, who was always most dear to her writes : "I knew her 
heart, her soul, her ambitions and the ideals she struggled to express 
throughout her life and I believe she lived up to them to the best of 
her strength and passed on without many regrets for her conduct 
while here. kShe had a sweet, lovable, tender side that was the 
real Janet." 

Her earlier education gained at the Medina High School and at 
Lake Erie Seminary, now Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, wa<? 
strengthened by study at Cornell and by extensive travel abroad in 
Europe, where her naturally fine taste in art and literature was 
trained to keen discrimination. In mental power and in culture 
she was a worthy descendant of her well known forbears, the Max- 
wells of Massachusetts and the Chases of Ohio. Her teaching ex- 
perience was varied and successful at Oberlin, St. Mary's, Rye 
Seminary, and Lakewood Hall. 

By her indomitable courage, she conquered, many years ago, what 
threatened to be a lingering and fatal illness. Those of us who 
cared for her are thankful that she did not again have to face a 
tedious invalidism. Death came to her quickly and quietly, at the 
home of Annie White, in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Suddenly the sum- 
mons came and she, who had ever aspired to live greatly passed into 
the larger and more perfect life eternal. 



Miss Czarnomska, formerly Lady Principal of St. Mary's, later 
head of the Department of Literature at Smith College, also Dean 
of Women and Lecturer in Biblical Literature in the University 
of Cincinnati, is this year giving courses in Biblical History and 
Biblical Literature at Columbia University. 

Emilie Watts McVea, class of 1884, President of Sweet Briar 
College, is one of the official speakers for the Y. M. C. A. and the 
Y. W. C. A. this fall. Miss McVea is also the State Secretary for 
Virginia of College Student Volunteers for the Federal Food Ad- 
ministration. 



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"DarKoess" 

Annie S. Cameron, '16 

How bright were our lives in the sunshine of gladness, 

How safe in the shelter of peace. 
What though abroad there stalked murder and madness, 

Pain with no hope of release? 

They were to us but dim shapes in the distance, 

Vague rumors echoed from far, 
Calm and secure in our peace and prosperity 

What could we picture of War? 

Life was so busy so full and absorbing, 

Teeming with things to be done, 
But gathering riches and seeking for pleasures, 

Not thus are the highest things won. 

Then in His mercy our Father remembered us 

Pitying the vain path we trod, 
Busied with pleasures and blind with self-seeking 

We had forgotten our God 

So He took from us our riches and pleasures, 

Kindly He darkened our light, 
That our eyes freed from the glare of self-glory, 

Might learn to see Him aright. 

Let us give thanks then that storm-clouds do lower, 

And that our path has grown dim, 
If it but teach us to trust in His power, 

If it but bring us to Him. 

Let us not shrink from the suffering and heart-break, 

Though they be grievous to bear, 
God in His merciful love sends us darkness, 

He is awaiting us there. 

Then let us forth as true sons to our trial, 

Forth as our fathers have trod, 
Strong in His trust stepping fearlessly forward, 

Forward to darkness — and God! 



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WITH SPECIAL THOUGHT OF THE WAR 



A Prayer for Our Soldiers arjd Sailors 

(Authorized by Bishop Cheshire) 

Almighty God and Savior, we implore Thy blessings upon our 
brethren who in the service of their country go forth against the 
enemy. Grant them faith, courage and endurance, patience, gentle- 
ness and obedience. Preserve them amid the temptations of the 
camp and of the field. Save them from the perils of the ocean, of 
the land and of the boundless air, from the pestilence that walketh 
in darkness and the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday. Keep 
them under the shadow of Thy Wing and restore them in safety to 
us. And to such as may fall in battle or by sickness, whether of 
our brethren or of the enemy, do thou, oh ! Lord, of Thy great mercy 
graciously grant the preparation of repentance unto life everlasting, 
through the love and merits of the Saviour of all men, Thy son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



St. Mary's in th>e War Days, 1861-1865 

"Minna Curtis" (Mrs. M. L. Bynum) 

As memory goes back over the past I find my thoughts often revert 
to the happy life at St. Mary's during that sad time of bitter strife 
for Confederate Freedom, for the care and kindness received at 
the hands of the beloved Rector, Rev. Aldert Smedes, was unbounded. 
He seemed ever to look where he could lift a load from some heavily 
burdened soul, to give a refuge to the homeless, or schooling to some 
who might never be able to pay the debt. 

During those school months of 1864-65, when so much evil was 
wrought in our Southland, we at the School had a home and never 
a care, for Dr. Smedes was a father and a guardian to us. especially 
did he prove himself so when the Northern Army entered Raleigh 



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and he hastened to secure a guard for the school. A regiment of 
soldiers was sent to encamp on the grounds around the school, Gen. 
O. O. Howard and staff taking up their quarters on the "Circle." 
(We used to wonder where the glittering silver we could see on 
their mess hall table came from.) The "Yankee" soldiers entered 
Kaleigh on the heels of our clear "Boys in Gray" who fell back from 
Ealeigh by the road in front of St. Mary's. 

Dr. Smedes had the School out at the road with food and water 
for those weary boys and many a sweet word was passed to us and 
has been treasured through all these years. I have a vivid memory 
of a little sun-bonneted girl who on handing a cup of water to a 
weary soldier had this said to her (with a courtly bow such as only 
an old time Southern gentleman can give) "Water tastes well from 
a fair Hebe." The little girl did not understand at the time and 
all she could say, and that at the instigation of a schoolmate, was 
"Thank you sir." Later came the surrender of General Lee and 
the murder of Abraham Lincoln, both of which were terrifying to 
our childish minds for we were in the enemy's country then. 

It would be difficult to get data to tell of all the good acomplished 
by Dr. Smedes, for his influence was felt through those sad years 
and is still at work with those of us who had the privilege of being 
with him and are still here. 

It should be told that food was good and abundant. I remember 
the lovely "corn dodgers," the roe herring, the beautiful Southern 
"light rolls" and much more. 

Dr. Smedes knew how to select teachers who would study the 
best interests of the girls and who added greatly to the happiness 
and well being of the 130 girls entrusted to their care. I cannot 
with such poor words do the subject justice for Dr. Smedes was a 
patient, gentle, God-fearing man, beloved of teachers and pupils 
alike and it was a sad day for the school when he was taken away. 
Blessed be his memory. 



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St. Mary's in tY)<z War Days, 1917-1918 

By A Present-Day St. Mary's Girl 

It is awful to have to be a girl in war time! So thought we all 
when St. Mary's opened in September, 1917. We were just be- 
ginning to wake up to the fact that there was a war, and when we 
saw our brothers and our friends leaving for camp we decided 
that girls were no use at all. If only we were men, and could join 
them as they marched! But, being only girls, we left for school 
instead. 

Before long, instead of the single cry for men, we began to hear 
a new and even more insistent cry, "Food! Food!" At that the 
woman in us all began to sit up and take notice, for we knew they 
were calling to us. But how to answer the call was a question. 
We held a Students' Meeting, and after discussing the matter decided 
that since we could not go and fight ourselves, the next best thing 
was to send our wheat and meat to fight in our stead. In conse- 
quence, Wheatless and Meatless Days were instituted, and we even 
went so far as to give up ice cream and candy one Monday in the 
Month. 

The Mondays came and went, and Christmas approached. The 
question of Christmas-giving was brought up, and another Students' 
Meeting was held to settle that problem. We decided that in these 
days even the spirit of generosity must be held carefully in check, 
and lavish Christmas-giving was an improper extravagance. So, in 
many cases, "real Christinas letters" were substituted for the usual 
gifts, and those of us who sent and received those letters did not 
feel that any of the Christmas spirit had been lost. 

Just before the holidays opened the Thrift Cards began to appear. 
Our Bector spoke to us on the subject, and expressed the hope that 
when we returned in January we should all possess a card with at 
least one stamp. That was the very modest beginning of our great 
Thrift Campaign. After the holidays each girl and every person 
connected with the ' School owned a card, and then plans were dis- 
cussed for selling the stamps at school. There were so many calls 
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for money that the idea of investing our few spare quarters in 
Thrift Stamps did not particularly appeal to us at first, and there 
was some difficulty in getting the girls thoroughly interested. The 
club idea was adopted and the whole school was divided into five 
sections. A prize was offered to the section buying the greatest 
number of stamps, and rivalry ran high. The contest was won by 
the S. O. T. K's (Stamp Out the Kaiser), but much more important 
is the fact that over a thousand dollars worth of stamps were sold 
between January and June. Meanwhile the Liberty Loans claimed 
our patriotic attention, and we became the proud possessors of two 
bonds, amounting in all to $350, which was turned over to the En- 
dowment Fund. 

The Red Cross, like the poor, is ever with us, and very fortunate 
it is for the poor that it is so. In January we held a Membership 
Campaign, with the object of securing one hundred per cent member- 
ship in the Red Cross. A strenuous campaign it was, but a great 
success withal, for within a week every girl and teacher in the 
School was enrolled either in the Raleigh Chapter or in her home 
Chapter. During Lent a course in surgical dressings was given at 
the school, and twenty three girls and teachers received certificates. 
The Muse Room was converted into a Red Cross Work Room every 
Monday afternoon, and all of the girls were welcome to go in and 
work on the dressings. Many of those who did not take the course 
devoted their spare time during Lent to working on hospital gar- 
ments and baby clothes. And always there was knitting going on, 
sweaters, mufflers and socks innumerable, and great was our pride 
in the St. Mary's blanket, made of forty-two knitted squares. And 
who will say that we were not justly proud of the $600 we pledged 
and raised for the Second Red Cross War Fund. 

As spring came on, and help grew more and more scarce, the 
question of gardening became a serious one. It began to look as 
if the girls would have to turn in and help if they wanted anything 
to eat ! And that is just what happened. Any fair afternoon there 
might have been seen a large number of bloused and bloomered 
gardeners, busily hoeing and planting and weeding. It is safe to 






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say that no vegetables were ever hailed with greater pride than the 
first of those that found their way from the St. Mary's War Garden 
into the dining room. 

Not to be outdone by those in the garden, the weeds in the lawn 
began to grow apace, and with the same result. Armed with 
mower and rake, the girls marched to the fray, and by the end of 
"Clean-up-Week" the Grove was a joy to behold. "Cleaning-up" 
became the latest style, and at all hours of the day girls might be 
seen mowing and raking their little plots. Two girls took charge 
of each plot, and inspections were made twice a week and the marks 
posted. There was keen rivalry among the different groups, and 
three plots received a perfect mark at every inspection. 

Now the end of the school year was at hand, and plans were set 
on foot for summer work. So many things could be done, there was 
not a single girl unable to find something which she could do. Can- 
ning, drying, preserving, Eed Cross sewing, surgical dressings, 
saving money and conserving food — did anyone ever say that girls 
were "no use at all?" Perhaps they did, but we all agreed that it 
is splendid to be a St. Mary's girl in war time. 



My Year in England 

By "Olive Smith," 1909-14 (Mrs. Giles B. Cook, Washington, D. C.) 
I went to England with my brother, on the "St. Paul," in August, 
1916. We landed at Liverpool — the only port — and went by train 
direct to London. After a few days sightseeing, the best galleries 
either having been closed and given over to war offices, or nearly 
emptied of their choice exhibits, and protected everywhere with sand 
bags, etc., I went to visit my aunts in East Molsey a little town on 
the Thames Eiver, half an hour outside of London and five minutes 
walk from Hampton Court Palace. 

In East Molsey there is a big Ked Cross Chapter which I promptly 
joined and was put in the slipper room. There were about fifteen 
different kinds of slippers for wounded feet, of all sizes and shapes, 



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some laced up, others buckled, some to be tied on, others just slipped 
on. But all came under the two main heads of "Ward" and "Sur- 
gical." The first were plain slippers like those sold in stores for bed- 
room use and were for well or nearly well feet ; these were made of 
cretonne, velvet, carpet, most anything in fact, and had colored 
linings. The latter had to be most carefully made as they all had 
white linings and were used in the hospitals for the worst wounded 
feet. 

Later, when a hospital was opened across the river, we often saw 
the soldiers out on crutches, wearing our slippers, and one and all 
spoke with the deepest feeling of their great comfort, so we felt we 
really were doing good. 

There were several other rooms at the Eed Cross Depot — the 
surgical, old linen, swab, etc., but the slipper one was far too inter- 
esting to leave, though the heads of the rooms would permit some 
little changing about of the workers, occasionally. By hard work, 
one pair of the plainest slippers could be made in a day, all hand 
work, seven hours a day. I wish now I had kept a record of the 
slippers I made — instead I have a medal awarded by Queen Mary's 
Needle Work Guild which is a good souvenir. When I first com- 
menced to work at the Depot we had quite elaborate afternoon teas 
for which each worker contributed threepence (six cents), but, when 
cake was forbidden, and, later still, bread portioned out, one began to 
feel the War even nearer. Potatoes and sugar were always popular 
raffles — a way the rooms had of raising money when funds were low — 
for each room was self-supporting. 

Before and after the big drives, hurry orders were sent down from 
Headquarters in London, for special orders of, say, thirty thousand 
swabs or several hundred pairs of slippers and everyone would be 
asked to come and work over time. 

It got into Hospital work rather unexpectedly. The matron of 
the Military Barracks Hospital at Kensington-on-Thames sent out a 
request for workers trained or otherwise so I volunteered. I was 
put under a sister — there are three grades, Matron, who is in charge ; 
Sister, who must have had at least a condensed nurses' course; and 
nurses who may or may not be trained. 



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Sister Boxall was in charge of two wards containing twenty-six 
beds and besides the two orderlies I was her only assistant. Order- 
lies are only in the Military Hospitals, I believe. I went on duty 
at 8 :30 a. m. and was supposed to get off at 2 :00 p. m. My duties 
at first were mainly dusting, washing, ironing of bandages or doing 
whatever Sister said, but it was not very long before I was taking- 
temperatures, giving medicines, bathing patients and feeding them, 
as Sister Boxall did everything to help others along and was a 
splendid one to work with. The doctors too were thoughtful in that 
way and once, I remember, when I was called over to substitute in 
the surgical ward, the doctor helped me bandage a stump (the patient 
had lost his leg just below the knee), when I told him I had not 
come to bandaging in the Eed Cross lectures I was attending at the 
time. 

As the Kingston Military Hospital is small and not prepared for 
such, only minor or convalescent cases are handled, the others being 
sent to Woolwich, Hampton Court Hospital or others near by. 

From Molsey in Surrey County I went to visit my aunts and a 
sister living in St. Ives, Cornwall (the extreme southern part of 
England). Here I got in for gardening as the man had to go to 
the Front and the people advertised for a lady gardener to take his 
place. It was a lovely garden and a real joy to keep and the people 
were charming and I hated to leave when I returned alone in August, 
1917, having been in England just one year. The return trip was 
uneventful except for one submarine which missed us by three 
seconds. 



A Letter From the Field 

September 22, 1918. 
Dear Miss Cameron — 

I am indeed almost startled when I look at the date. It seems 
impossible that the time could have flown so rapidly. We have 
indeed been busy, still are, and every prospect indicates that we will 



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be in the future. But as the boys say "We're winning" so we mustn't 
grumble. The front line news is wonderful, the wounded are so 
enthusiastic that our work is really lightened. 

I wonder if I could give you a glimpse of a British War Hospital — 
at least of this one — quite typical. We are very proud of it — it 
being more or less of a show one. We rather pride ourselves on our 
polish and general neatness, with reason. The paths and roads are 
very straight and evenly graveled, the flower garden, bordering the 
paths and in the Administration block, are always blooming abund- 
antly from the early spring tulips and crocuses through the summer 
sweet peas to the fall asters. No space is wasted — between the wards 
are flourishing vegetables, potatoes, leeks, beets, carrots, peas, beans, 
and the inevitable cabbage and cauliflower which old friend one 
meets every day. 

The Administration buildings, wards, and quarters are the long, 
one-story wooden huts. At the quarters one sees the tennis and 
badminton courts, clock golf and croquet for the off duty hours. The 
rooms to accommodate two sisters or V. A. D'S and generally are very 
attractive with bright chintzes and pictures. What if beneath that 
bright exterior are ingeniously utilized packing boxes — the "tout 
de ensemble" is very good. Thankful we are for the sterno stoves J 
reposing on the tea tables which provides us with hot drinks at short 
notice. 

The wards contain about forty beds, the only heat and hot water 
supplied by two stoves, one at either end. A strip of shining 
linoleum runs down the center. Small tables with figured colored 
covers hold plants and flowers so that the general appearance is of 
cheeriness. This is carried out no less by the patients who, no 
matter how ill or in what pain, have a smile and "thank you sister" 
ready for the slighest service accorded them. This is where 
our interest is really centered and the sorrows and tragedies come 
home to us, where we are forced to watch many a fight for life 
carried on so bravely though all to frequently lost. There are 
so many who make the supreme sacrifice, so many, many more who 
have given an arm, a leg, sometime both, and many who will never 
see again. But if they realize the years ahead of them, no sign is 



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given. They joke about their own infirmities with glee. Never shall 
I forget a youngster of eighteen, who having lost a leg, was on his 
way to Blighty and calling me remarked " I say, sister, what's this ? 
a pair of boots to go to Blighty?" and then rolled in laughter. 

Is it any wonder that we are more than glad we came over, that 
though we frequently grouse over inconveniences and plan that after 
the war we shall go home and be comfortable, that we shall stay to 
the very end. I have a dream in which there are three points of 
interest, a wide soft bed, a bath tub brimming over with hot steaming 
water, a table of delicacies, chief ingredients, green corn and ice 
cream and I shall have them "apres le guerre." At present I am 
keeping wonderfully fat on rations and work — both agreeing with 
me altogether too well. 

I have told you so little, when there is so much, but though the 
spirit is willing the time is lacking. 

Sincerely yours, 

Dorothy Brown. 



St. Mary's "Horjor Roll" 

Ever since the beginning of wars it has been woman's hard lot 
to stay behind while those whom she holds dearest go forth to battle. 
Mothers, wives, daughters and sisters, with brave hearts and cheerful 
faces must stand aside and watch them go, sons, husbands, fathers 
and brothers. Theirs will be the weariness of marches ; theirs the 
toil and heat of battle ; hers the empty loneliness, the aching anxiety, 
the constant fear. While they fight and suffer and die, she must 
wait and watch and hope and pray for their return. Hers is a 
sacrifice second only to that of the soldier himself and after all, 
who will say whose is the harder part ? 

In this "Honor Roll" we have tried to record the names of those 
St. Mary's girls who have been called upon to make this sacrifice. 
We realize that this list must be woefully incomplete and we request 
all the information possible so that we can fill in the absent names 



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which should be here. We fear too that it contains errors and for 
these we beg pardon and hope that we will be notified of the same so 
that they may be corrected. 

Among the St. Mary's girls having sons in the service are : 

"Blanche Griffin," '78-79 (Mrs. W. O. Temple), two. 

"Mamie Scott" (Mrs. J. E. Wood). 

"Minna Curtis" (Mrs. M. L. Bynum), Capt. Curtis Bynum, 81st Division. 

"Sally Manning" (Mrs. F. P. Venable), Lieut. Manning Venable, U. S. M. C, 
305 Field Hospital. 

"Ella Creecy" (Mrs. E. F. Lamb). 

"Annie Collins" (Mrs. W. L. Wall), Lieut. George Wall. 

"Rebecca Collins" (Mrs. Frank Wood), George Wood. 

"Ella Tew" (Mrs. W. E. Lindsay), two, Courtney and Charles Tew Lindsay. 

"Rebe Smith" (Mrs. R. W. Shields). 

"Sadie Smedes" (Mrs. W. A. Erwin), Lieut. W. A. Erwin, Jr. 

"Lily Shields" (Mrs. Gideon Lamb). 

"Julia White" (Mrs. Faulkner), William White Faulkner. 

"Claude Paxton" (Mrs. Jonathan Old), two. 

"Bettie Stark" (Mrs. W. B. Martin). 

"Anita Hughes" (Mrs. Basil Manly), two. 

"Mary K. Gatlin" (Mrs. Collier Cobb), two, William Battle Cobb (Avia- 
tion) ; Collier Cobb, Jr., 42 Engineers, A. E. F. 

"Lucy Warren" (Mrs. Myers), Capt. E. W. Myers. 

"Athalia Cotten" (Mrs. Tayloe), Lieut. John C. Tayloe. 

Among those with grandsons in the service are : 

"Sallie Waddill" (Mrs. H. P. Duvall), Sgt. M. H. Duvall, Jr. (Aviation 
Corps). 

Among the St. Mary's girls with husbands in the service are : 

"Agnes Barton," '15 (Lieut. John O. Dysart, 322 Infantry). 

"Theodora Grimes" (Capt. W. C. Rodman). 

"Fannie Lamb Haughton" (Lieut. Frank Williams). 

"Evelyn Maxwell." 

"Mary Lamb" (A. A. Bunn). 

"Arabelle Nash" (Col. Albert L. Cox). 

"Susie Gay" (Sgt. Edward G. Joyner. 120 Infantry). 

"Sue Rosemond" (Lieut. Owen S. Robertson, 120 Infantry). 

"Mae London" (Lieut. Edwin G. Cansler). 

"Sarah Erwin" (Lieut. Hargrove Bellamy). 

"Julia Rowe." 

"Helen Harris" (R. A. Owen, Jr., Marine Corps). 



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"Gertrude Brigham" (Lieut. Walter L. Faust). 

"Josephine Knowles" (Lieut ) . 

"Katherine Small" (Major J. S. Gaul). 

"Fannie Cooper" (Augustus Zollicoffer, Naval Reserves). 

"Belle Davis" (Joel Cheatham, Naval Reserves). 

"Elizabeth Campbell." 

"Evelyn Saffold." 

"Kate Meggs." 

"Margaret Sparks." 

"Melba McCullers" (J. J. Misenheimer, Camp Jackson). 

"Winifred Rogers." 

"Lois Roberts" (Elton Shands). 

"Alice Munnerlyn." 

"Helen Wright" (Lieut. H. F. Munt, Medical Corps). 

"Fan McNeely" (Capt. Wallace Scales). 

"Margaret Temple" (Capt. George R. Osier). 

"Helen Robinson" (W. G. Gaither, Jr.). 

"Elizabeth Leary" (George Wood). 

"Rebecca Cushman" (Leo Perla, Asst. Psychologist, Camp Greenleaf). 

"Annie Welsh" (Lieut. Gilliam Craig, 316 Field Artillery, 81st Division). 

Among St. Mary's girls with fathers in the service are: 

"Helen Laughinghouse," '18 (Major Chas. O'H. Laughinghouse, Medical 
Corps). 

Among those with brothers in the service are : 

"Elizabeth Corbitt." 

"Mary Butler." 

"Sue Brent Prince" (Mrs. Calder), Private Edmund Prince, Engineers. 

"Jessie Degen," Lieut. Col. J. A. Degen. 

"Arabelle Thomas," Capt. George Thomas, 313 Machine Guns, 80th Di- 
vision. 

"Annie Robinson," Sgt. Page P. Robinson, 307 Engineers. 

"Frances Sears," (Mrs. Rufus Cage, Jr.), Capt. Claude W. Sears, 144th 
Regulars. 

"Esther B. Means," Robert and William Means. 

"Anne Mitchell" and "Mary Gibbs Mitchell," Alex. R. Mitchell. 

"Mary Belle Small" and "Katherine Small," Lieut. John Small. 

"Mary Gaither" (Mrs. VonEberstein), W. G. Gaither, Jr., and B. W. 
Gaither. 

"Olzie Clark" (Mrs. Rodman), Ensign James A. Clark. 

"Frances Hill" (Mrs. Nicholson), Lieut. Chas. Hill. 

"Margaret Temple" (Mrs. Osier). 

"Ida Flora" (Mrs. S. Harry Johnson) three. 

"Jennie Simpson." 



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"Eva Rodney" (Mrs. Harold Foreman). 

"Rebecca Wall," Lieut. George Wall, 130 Field Artillery (Radio Service). 

"Bessie White" (Mrs. Walter Small). 

"Nellie Wood." 

"Anna Mullen White." 

"Margaret Griggs." 

"Huyla Hughes," two. 

"Elizabeth, Sarah and Annie Cheshire," Capt. Godfrey Cheshire and Lieut. 
James Cheshire. 

"Sarah and Annie Welsh," Thos. J. Welsh and Stephen A. Welsh, 348 
Infantry. 

"Mary and Isabelle Perry," two. 

"Agnes Barton" (Mrs. J. O. Dysart), Russell Barton. 

"Mary Thompson" (Mrs. J. G. deR. Hamilton), Capt. Hugh A. Thomp- 
son, M. R. C. 

"Delia Clark" (Mrs. Ed. Battle), George M. Clark, Field Artillery. 

"Virginia Lee," Capt. Archie Lee and Sgt. George Lee. 

"Effie and Beatrice Fairley," Sgt. Archie B. Fairley. 

"Alice Stack" (Mrs. Gilmer Joyce), Sgt. Amos Stack. 

"Rachel Howie," Sgt. Robt. L. Howie and John Howie. 

"Nancy Woolford," A. W. Woolford, 307 Infantry. 

"Ellen Johnson." 

"Rebecca Wood," George Wood. 

"Frances Geitner," John Geitner. 

"Katharine Bourne," Henry Bourne. 

"Gertrude and Amy Winston," Capt. Robt. Winston. 

"Elizabeth Lay," George Balch Lay. 

"Eliza and Katharine Drane," Capt. Robert Drane, M. R. C. 

"Margaret, Kincey and Katherine Boylan," Capt. William Boylan and 
Lieut. Rufus Boylan. 

"Elsie Alexander." 

"Kate Lois Montgomery." 

"Mary, Minna and Susan Bynum," Capt. Curtis Bynum, 81st Division. 

"Bessie Durham," three. 

"Sallie F. Smith" (Mrs. Philip Barraud). 

"Eleanor Smith." 

"Laura Clark." 

"Rebecca Kyle." 

"Fannie Dockery" (Mrs. C. K. Waddill), Henry C. Dockery and William E. 
Dockery. 

"Elise Lloyd" (Mrs. George Landy), Capt. Lloyd. 

"Mary Bryan Griswold," two. 

"Sue Hayes," Dr. R. B. Hayes, M. R. C. 

It will be realized that the foregoing list is decidedly incomplete,, 
and is made up from information furnished to the Editors, infor- 



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mation that has been very complete from some localities and meager 
or entirely missing from many others. 

And service in many cases has meant sickness, wounds, and 
death. 

Miss Helen Urquhart's brother, Lieut. Douglas Urquhart, died 
of wounds last July 29th. Kate Lois Montgomery's brother was 
killed while flying across the English Channel in an aeroplane. 
Julia Kowe's husband died this fall of pneumonia during the epi- 
demic in the camps. Sarah Erwin's husband, Lieut. Marsden 
Bellamy, is reported in October severely wounded and as having 
lost an arm. 



A St. Mary's Group at St. LuKe's Hospital, New YorK City 

Arabelle Thomas, 1913-15 

There are four of us "St. Maryites" left here now, Julia Cooper, 
Annie Eobinson, Nancy Woolford and myself, and although I don't 
know much about Julia, the rest of them I see quite often. Annie, 
at present is on night duty. Nancy rooms right under me and so I 
see her quite often. 

Annie, Nancy and I each have a brother in France. Nancy's 
is named A. Witters Woolford and is with the 313 Machine Gun 
Company, 80th Division. Annie's brother has not been over very 
many months. There is nothing else to tell about them except that 
they are well and happy. 

We can say the same about us here in the Hospital. We fuss and 
complain about our work but we have more fun than a box of monkeys 
and our years in training Avill always be counted as happy ones 
I know. 

I know that each one of us feels keenly the absence of Elise Stiles 
every day. She kept us together — us "St. Maryites" besides in- 
fluencing us in many ways. Personally, I can never express how 
much of a loss her death was and is to me and her absence in school 
is shown over and over again. Her standing here was certainly a 
high one and I love to think of her as wanting us who are left to 
do our work so as to meet with her approval. 



The St. Mary's Muse 



Subscription Price One Dollar 

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A Magazine published monthly except in July and August at St. Mary's 
School, Raleigh, N. C, in the interest of the students and Alumnag, under the 
editorial management of the Muse Club. 

Address all communications and send all subscriptions to 

THE ST. MARY'S MUSE, 

Correspondence from friends solicited. Raleigh, N. C. 

ALUMNAE EDITORAL STAFF, 1918-1919 

Annie S. Cameron, Hillsboro, N. C, Editor 
Margaeet Jones Cruikshank, Raleigh, N. C. 



.Business Managers 
Isabelle Busbee, Raleigh, N. C. 



EDITORIAL 



This is the first of a series of two "Alumna? Muses" to be issued 
this year by the Alumnse Associatiou. The second number is to 
appear on April 15th. This is the first tinie that the Alumna? as 
a body have edited and published a number of the "Muse" and 
we hope it is the beginning of a yearly custom and that year by 
year the "Alunmse IsTumbers" will become a regular part of the 
yearly volume of the "Muse" thus ever binding us closer to each 
other and to St. Mary's. 

In hearing from the many scattered St. Mary's girls the thing 
which is to us most interesting and most satisfying is that St. Mary's 
girls everywhere are so universally engaged in Patriotic Work. 
Every, town, every Chapter, every Class has its record of unselfish, 
faithful workers. In the face of the splendid record made by 
present-day St. Mary's Girls in the way of Patriotic Service and 
War Work it is especially satisfying to know that the Alumnae, the 
"Old Girls" of St, Mary's have not failed their sisters of today but 



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that in Red Cross Rooms, in Business Offices, in Home Work, and 
in Foreign Service have answered the call and are unselfishly giving 
their time and energies to the service of their country. 

Our thanks and appreciation are due to many of ' the Alumnae 
(far too many to name here) who have made this number of the 
"Muse" possible by furnishing news and articles. Secretaries of 
Chapters, Class secretaries, and individual contributes have re- 
sponded with wonderful promptness and enthusiasm and we extend 
to them most hearty thanks. 

For the many mistakes which we fear will be found in this 
number we crave pardon and leniency. Please look upon this num- 
ber with tolerance, we hope to do better next time. 

We will appreciate it very much if corrections of mistakes and 
all news items will be sent to the editors. 



A Request of "Muse" Contributors 

Will those who are sending in contributions for the "Muse" 
please 

(1) Have all manuscripts typewritten if possible. 

(2) If manuscripts are not typewritten please write on only 
one side of the paper. 

(3) Please send in all contributions for the April Number not 
later than March 1st. 

This will save a great deal of time and trouble and we will be 
^ery much obliged to you. 



Life-MerQbership in the fllumnae Association 

At its last meeting, our Association took action establishing a 
Life-Membership Class of Alumnae. One can now become a life- 
member by the payment of twenty-five dollars, which also includes 
ji life-time subscription to the Muse. The primary object of this 
action was to secure a fund out of which to meet the current expenses 
)f the Association. But it has its advantages also for the life-mem- 
>er. By the payment of twenty-five dollars at one time she is relieved 
for the rest of her life from the payment of that troublesome little 
ollar every year— that dollar which is so apt to be the bugbear of 



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our fall meeting! And furthermore the life-member is placed on 
the subscription list of the Muse without extra cost. Your com- 
mittee therefore recommends life-membership especially to the 
young, since for them it may prove a financial investment paying 
for itself several times over. But we would recommend it also to 
the aged among us, since to them it yields an opportunity to reap 
the reward that comes from giving good measure, pressed down, and 

running over. . 

Perhaps, however, the crowning appeal that this life-class of 
membership will make to us all at this particular moment is the 
opportunity that it affords for us to serve our country while serving 
ourselves and our Alma Mater; for the fund thus created is to be 
invested in Liberty Loan Bonds. The present-day St. Mary s girls 
are doing wonderfully patriotic service; shall not we, the Alumnse, 
emulate them, and signalize for ourselves the Fourth Liberty Loan 
by making an investment for St. Mary's that shall be worthy of the 

CRYLSG 

' A check for twenty-five dollars sent to our treasurer, Mrs. Ernest 
Cruikshank (at St. Mary's), and marked "Life-membership, will 
be promptly loaned to the Government, and the interest used to 
carry on the work of the Association. 

Emilie Rose Holmes, Chairman Life-Membership Committee. 

Maternal Reminiscences of t^e Muse 

"Sadie Jenkins," '05 (Mrs. George C. Battle) 

Dear Little Muse — 

Do you ever think of your mother, the class of 1905? You 
know we revived you from the dust of oblivion so, though we were 
not your first mother, it was we who did the real mothers part m 
rescuing you after you had been given up for dead, and m teaching 
you to stand on your little feet again. 

You are thirteen years older now than you were then, and we 
wonder if those feet have grown much larger and stronger, so thai 
you can walk along boldly; or if they have stayed so dainty anc 
small that the Muse editors of each year have to rush to your suppor 
every time you are ready to "Come out»-you started out with . 



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rather dependent nature and I wouldn't be surprised if you still 
need the love and support of all your friends to keep you healthy 
and flourishing. 

We feel that these war days with the strained situation regarding 
food will seem like old times to you— poor little Muse! It was so 
hard in those days to get enough for you to eat! You required 
such queer nourishment— stories and poems and editorials and such 
things, and, my ! but they were scarce ! 

Anna Clark was a sort of supervising mother of all your interests, 
and Margaret DuBose and Sadie Jenkins were responsible for your 
bodily health that year— time after time they found it so much less 
work just to give you the food they had on hand than to beg it 
from someone else, that one of those two has just a few scattered 
remains of brains now. You see we cooked all the ideas we had 
fnto stories and poems for you then ! Of course no one else realized 
how much and how brilliant was the brain work expended upon you, 
>>ut you appreciated it, didn't you ? 

You used to look very neat and well dressed in your simple blue 
poat, but— rather thin. I've seen you in greys and whites and other 
bolors since then, sometimes wearing Easter lilies or holly, and I am 
always glad to see how well you look in your handsome new clothes. 

Mamie Eossell, Eena Clark, Dorothy Hughson, and Ellen Gibson 
vrere responsible for the financial side of your well-being during 
rour first year and they worked very hard for you, seeing that 
You were properly clothed, and getting the warm-hearted merchants 
lown town to give them money in exchange for the privilege of let- 
ling you wear their ads. 

Others of the class worked very hard too— all worked for you, and 
oved you, and really I'm afraid we spoiled you some— you demanded 
o much and we nearly always gave you whatever you asked for. 

Well, 1905 says goodbye once more to the child of her youth, 
nd sends her love to all the classes who have taken care of you since 
be left, and to all those who are coming hereafter. You are a 
ery exacting child, but on the whole a very gratifying one, and we 
re proud of you. Lovingly, 

S. M. S. 1905. 



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Memory 

Elizabeth A. Lay, '15 
Empty your little room when you first left, 
Empty and sounding, grown so bare and strange 
With loneliness and longing for your face 
And all the nearness of familiar ways— 
But now, in pity for the empty place, 
Remembering the beauty which is gone, 
A little vine has grown beside the door. 
We see it softening all the pain of loss 
And, stooping low, we part the tendrils wreathed 
Above the door and enter in your room 
And see sun-shadowed leaves upon the floor. 
Empty your place but softened with new growth. 



flluronae Notes 

By Alice Latham, '17 

"Marie Solomons" of Savannah has a position with the railroad 
She has been working since January and likes it very well. 

"Courtney Crowther" '15 of Savannah is a member of the Motor 
Corps. I don't know whether she is going over any time soon or - 

1 "Evelyn Saffold" is now Mrs. Landley Taber. Her husband 
on the firing line in France. I think he has been there three month 
"Margaret Sparks" is married. Her husband is now in Franc 
"Lois Koberts" is now Mrs. Elton Sands. Her husband is no 
in some training camp over here. 

"Margaret Jones" of Mobile, took a business course this spnn 
She was'taken sick after she had worked two weeks and her moth 
brought her to Asheville to recuperate. I think she intends to resu" 

her work this fall. . 

"Catherine Jones" of Birmingham, Ala., is teaching aesthet 

dancing in New York. , 

"Ruth Gerbert" is going again this year to the University 

Alabama. 



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"Anna Hodgson" (Mrs. Jtagland) has a son now nearly a year 
old and so has "Gussie Howard" (married name unknown.) 

After having a most successful year of teaching in Green, S. C. 
"Anne Mitchell" still continued her Social Service work there this 
summer. I think she intends to teach there again this winter. 

"Laura Clark" has a Government position in Washington. 

"Elsie Alexander" spent most of last winter down in Spartanburg 
entertaining the soldiers. I don't know her plans for this winter. 
The last I heard she was going to return but of that I am not so 
certain. She and Kate Lois Montgomery were at the head of some 
large Social Club. She has a brother in the Aviation Corps, Kate 
Lois' brother was killed. I think it was while crossing the English 
Channel in an aii^lane. 

"Catherine Gilmer" and "Bess Durham" have been greatly en- 
joying their canteen work in Charlotte, "Bess Durham" is her 
father's private secretary. Catherine did not have a position when 
last I saw her but I think she intends to work this winter although 
I'm not so sure about it. 

"Sue ISTortkrop" has announced her engagement to a soldier from 
the North. Whether she is to marry him before he leaves, or not, 
I do not know but my impression is she is not. The last I heard of 
her she was up visiting his people. 

I hope to take examination for Civil Service next month and 
hope to get a Government appointment. 

The following extracts were taken from a letter from "M. Louise 
Evans." 

"I'm at home and as you may note ; Editor and Assistant Manager, 
of The Warrenton Times. I gave up newspaper work in 1915 after 
a long illness as the doctors ordered a complete rest for two years 
then a new line of work; this I did and two years ago this month 
began work with The Peoples National Bank here. I was with 
them until June 15th when I came here at a better salary. I have 
found that this work is not as good for me as the Bank work (which 
means finished for the day when one walks out of the Bank in the 
afternoon,) so I am very apt to return to the Bank in September or 

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later. My duties in there were general, and as my Cashier said in 
his letter of endorsement when I left "Miss Evans can do and has 
done everything that arises in a Country Bank.,, I do a lot of little 
things on the side to break the monotony of the small town. I fool 
with articles now and then for the city papers, magazines, etc., am 
a member of the Associated Press and also a Notary Public. I do 
a little insurance and real estate on the side, have two extra sets of 
books to keep and my last departure is to read Commercial Law. 
I am interested in it and was lured to it by the legal work I do from 
time to time for the lawyers here. As a matter of remuneration, 
let me say I have been offered many city positions lately but I can 
do as well here tho it takes more irons in the fire to net me the same 
figure. My first consideration always is health. 

"Ida" is as you know Librarian here and loves her work. 

"Mamie Kossell" who is working in the New York Library is due 
here on Saturday for a visit. 

"Jean Carson" is still in the Tea Eoom business and doing well. 

I forgot to say we are all taking a hand at the Ked Cross work 
etc., "Ida" knits etc., and I handle the figures for the drives and dif- 
ferent performances for the benefit of the cause. 



St. Mary's Girls in Unusual Occupations 

Although most St. Mary's Girls have on leaving school, busied 
themselves with teaching, office work, nursing or managing their 
own homes, a few have wandered outside the beaten path of these 
occupations and taken up work in various different lines. Among 
these might be mentioned "May F. Jones" who is at the head of a 
large Life Insurance Company in New Orleans. "Sue Pringle 
Frost" who has just resigned from the U. S. Court where she has 
served for sixteen years and has started a new business ; and "Carrie 
Claytor" who is Proprietor and Principal of the Durham Business 
College. 



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Alumnae Babies 

Among the recent additions to St. Mary's granddaughters • and 
grandsons are: 

Susan Brent Calder, Jr. — Mr. and Mrs. Calder (Sue Prince). 

Muriel Seligrnan — Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Seligman. 

Carl A. Korn, Jr. — Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Korn. (Jennie Wood- 
ruff '13.) 

Archibald Horton, Jr. — Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Horton (Mar- 
garet Steadman.) 

Robena Dixon — Mr. and Mrs. Dixon (Robena Carter.) 

Thomas Haughton Pardee — Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pardee (Janie 
Haughton. ) 

Helen McBride— Mr. and Mrs. D. B. McBride (Helen Liddell.) 

Edward Quintard, Jr. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Quintard (Caro- 
line Jones, '13.) 

A son — Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Ragland (Anna Hodgson.) 

A son — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Small (Bessie White). 



St. Mary's Girls in War Work 

Of course, at a time like this, anything connected with the War is 
of paramount importance and all kinds of War Work hold a special 
interest for us. It is a pleasure and a satisfaction to all of us to 
know how many St. Mary's Girls have "answered the call' and are 
unselfishly giving up their time and energy in War Work both at 
home and abroad. 

We have at least two nurses now in France : 

"Madelon Battle" (S. M. S.) Mrs. Mortimer Hancock, who has 

become so well known as Mrs. "Glory" Hancock and who has four 

times been decorated for bravery. The following clipping from the 

Asheville Citizen will be of interest to her many friends : 

"A large crowd gathered at the station in Asheville Saturday to welcome 
home Mrs. 'Glory' Hancock, before her marriage, Miss Madelon Battle, 
daughter of Dr. S. Westray Battle of that city. It is said that she is per- 



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haps better known today in the allied world than any other representative of 
the Red Cross. Some years ago she married Major Hancock of the Royal 
Fusiliers, now a brigadier general in the English army. They were in Eng- 
land when the war began. Close after the 'contemptible little army,' as the 
Kaiser called it, went across the channel, Mrs. Hancock followed as a Red 
Cross nurse. Since those first summer days she has been at her post almost 
incessantly, often under fire, several times wounded, never beyond the sound 
of the guns. Four times this daughter of the Old North State has been 
decorated tor bravery and heroic devotion to duty. For distinguished service 
on the field of battle the French Cross of War has been given her. She has 
received decoration from the kings of England and Belgium. She is a cour- 
ageous and splendid woman, worthy of the blood of patriots that courses in 
her veins. Her father was long an officer in the United States Navy and 
her mother a daughter of Admiral Belknap." 

"Dorothy Brown" (S. M. S. 1910-11) who is stationed at No. 
6 General Hospital, B. E. F. is onr second nnrse in France. 

Another St. Mary's Girl in France, is "Esther Barnwell Means" 
(S. M. S., '04) who is a T. W. C. A. worker among the girls em- 
ployed in a mimititions factory in Lyons. Their headquarters is 
a "Foyer des Allies' where entertainments are given and where the 
girls can rest and play. Miss Means was in Paris on Good Friday 
when the long range gun first shelled it and more than once had 
to seek shelter from air raids when the alarm sounded. She is 
enthusiastic over the French spirit and morale. She is in a place 
where she sees many "mutiles" and "repatries" the saddest victims 
of the War but comments on how willing they are to have suffered 
and to suffer for France. She emphasizes the need of food and 
clothing — all we can spare and then more. 

Still another is "Bessie Wood" (Mrs. J. Harper Stewart) who 
enlisted for foreign service with the Y. M. C. A. and sailed for 
France about the middle of September. 

"Grace Crews" (S. M. S. '14) who, on graduating from the Chil- 
dren's Hospital, Washington, D. C, held the responsible position 
of Superintendent of Nurses at Watt's Hospital at West Durham, 
which she resigned in order to take up the duties of an Army Nurse, 
and after service at the Base Hospital in Biltmore, nursed during 
the influenza epidemic at Camp Jackson is now overseas. 



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Mrs. Thomas W. Bickett (S. M. S., '93), wife of the Governor 
of North Carolina, and President of the Alumna Association for 
1918-19 who has been very active in various lines of War Work, 
sailed for France the middle of August as a member of the special 
comittee of Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. delegates who went for 
a month's tour of inspection, in preparation for acting as special 
speakers in the fall campaign for $115,000,000 for the United War 
Service, in which work she has been busily engaged since her return. 

St. Mary's will also have one representative in Italy, "Mary 
Battle" '00, of Eocky Mount, who sailed in September, to do Bed 
Cross work there. 

Among St. Mary's Girls in various kinds of war service in Wash- 
ington are Misses Louise Venable, Margaret Bottum, Kebecca Mer- 
rit, Louise Merrit, Fannie Stallings, Eugenia Griffith, Blanch Greg- 
ory, Mrs. George McGhee, Eliza Skinner, Laura Margaret Hoppe, 
Eleanor Belyea, Mary Butler, Virginia Eldridge, and Mildred 
Brown. 

"Josephine Wilson" (S. M. S. '16) who took her A. B. degree 
from Goucher College this year, is now a Government Interpreter 
in French and Spanish and is stationed in New York City. 

"Mary Floyd" '16 has also been in New York working for Federal 
Food Administration Board. 

We have two "War Workers" in Norfolk, "Miss Jessica Smith" 
who is a Chief Yeoman and "Julia Washington Allen" (S. M. S. 
'11) who enlisted in the Navy as a Yeoman. 

A third Yeoman, "Camelia London" (S. M. S. 1913-14) is at 
work in Baleigh. 

A rather unusual form of War Work was that done by "Lee 
Edwards" (S. M. S. 1915) the latter part of July. She describes 
it as follows : 

J There is a huge orchard 8 miles from here and a Miss Noland enlisted 150 
girls to take the place of the men that have gone to the front. Some of 
the girls are from Georgia and Florida and quite a few from New York. 

We had military rules. We got up at 5:20, had setting up exercises and 
then breakfast. At 7:00 we went to the orchard and picked until 12:00, 



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then we had dinner. At 1:30 we went back to work and at 4:00 overyone 
stopped for the day except the "graders." I worked in the packing house 
until 6:00. At 8:30 we went to bed. 

Everything was really very nicely arranged. We slept in a huge house, 
one large room downstairs and one upstairs. We had showers and an office 
on the main floor. The dining-room was in the basement. Miss Noland 
is hoping to do the same thing during the apple season, it has turned out 
so well. 

On account of the lack of teachers, the girls of Rockingham have 
volunteered to fill the vacant schools in their county as their share of 
"War Work." Among them is "Mossie Long" (S. M. S. 1905) 
who will teach in Rockingham this winter. 

"Anne Mitchell" (S. M. S. 1913-14) attended the Blue Ridge 
Conference this year to prepare for duty as Chairman of the Junior 
Patriotic League in Greenville, S. C. 

"Augusta Jones" (S. M. S. '99-'02) (Mrs. D. D. Taber) is Edu- 
cational Secretary and Chairman of the War Work Committee of 
the Woman's Auxiliary of South Carolina. 



NEWS FROM THE CHAPTERS 

Cbapel Hi!' Chapter 
By "Mary Knox Gatlin" (Mrs. Collier Cobb) 
We are greatly interested in the forthcoming Alumnae-edited 
Muse and take pleasure in sending a list of our St. Mary's Girls and 
some record of our Honor Roll. 

Our Mrs. J. S. Holmes (Emilie Rose Smedes) with her usual 
enthusiasm has been doing good work as President of our AlumnaB 

Association. 

Mrs. W. D. Toy (Jennie Bingham) is chairman of our chapter. 
Her daughter Jane is a student at St. Mary's. Her son Calvert 
has attended the summer Training Camp at Plattsburg. 

Our Vice-Chairman is Mrs. P. P. Venable (Sally Manning). 
Her husband is a member of the Advisory Board of Chemical War- 
fare Service, War Department. 

Miss Louise, who has been in Washington City for some time, 
is a secretary with the Council for National Defense. 



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Charles is Assistant Superintendent in the Chemical Warfare 
Service, Cleveland. Arsenal Manning is 1st. Lieut, in the IT. S. M. C. 
305 Field Hospital. Her daughter Frances enters St. Mary's this 
year. 

Miss Mary S. Manning could report a number of nephews in the 
service and tell of much knitting done. 

Miss Alice Noble is serving as an efficient and hard-working- 
officer of our Red Cross. 

Mrs. Beard (Mary Polk McGehee) finds her hands full in looking 
after her lively young son. Miss Anne McGehee is training at 
Watts Hospital, Durham, and is enthusiastic over her work. 

Mrs. J. G. de R. Hamilton (Mary Thompson) reports her brother 
in the Service. Capt. Hugh Alexander Thompson, M. R. C, on 
duty in England, having been lent to that Government. 

Mrs. Archibald Henderson (Minna Bynum) also has a brother 
overseas, Curtis Bynum, Captain in the 81st Division. Mrs. Hender- 
son's daughter Curtis will attend the Frick School, New York. 

Mrs. G. K. G. Henry (Bessie Harding) announces that four young 
Henrys are flourishing and buying Thrift Stamps. 

Mrs. Algernon Barbee (Mary Parker) is another of our faithful 
St. Mary's Girls — we are sorry to record the death of her husband 
within the year. 

Miss Harriet Bowen trains the young ideas of our village and 
she does it in that good old conscientious way. 

Miss Katherine Bourne is another of our teachers. She attends 
our meetings tho Tarboro is probably claiming her too. 

Mrs. J. O. Dysart (Agnes Barton) is in Hartford, Conn., for the 
present. Her husband is Lieut, in the 322nd Infantry and is in 
France, her brother, Russell Barton, is in training for overseas duty. 

We like to claim Miss Alice Jones as her name is on our roll but 
we share her with all St. Mary's now. 

Mrs. Ed. Battle (Delia Clark) has recently come to make Chapel 
Hill her home and we straight-way claim her. Her husband is 
with the 23rd Engineers in France. Her brother, George M. Clark, 
is with the Field Artillery also over there. 



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Mrs. George Elliott (Dora MacKae) with small Virginia is often 
a visitor with us. Her husband is now at Camp Gordon attending 
the O. T. C. 

Mrs. Collier Cobb (Mary Knox Gatlin) is secretary and treasurer 
of our Chapter. She wishes to add to our Honor Roll the names of 
William Battle Cobb who is training to drop bombs on the boches 
and Collier Cobb, Jr., who is with the 42nd Engineers, American 
Expeditionary Forces. 



Charlotte Chapter 

By Sadie Thomas 

Bringing the facts up to date concerning the goings and comings, 
the births, deaths, marriages of old St, Mary's Girls who live in 
Charlotte or are connected in some way with Charlotte, takes us back 
for a few months, and if we repeat old news, we beg forgiveness of 
the Editor and the forgiving readers: 

Births should come first. Several have happened in Alumnse 
circles here in the past few months. Janie Haughton (Mrs. J. G. 
Pardee) has a little son, Thos. Haughton Pardee, and Helen Liddell, 
(Mrs. D. B. McBride) has a new little Helen, now ten weeks old. 
There is another McBride baby, Walter Liddell McBride, who is 
quite promising as a future President or General or something of the 
kind. 

And while there are no recent arrivals in other families we feel 
sure that St. Mary's Girls are always interested in young families 
and they will be interested to know that Sarah Wilson (Mrs. John 
A. Tate) has a small girl, Betsy and a little John Tate, Jr., while 
her sister-in-law Mrs. Robert Tate (Lois Holt) has two small girls. 

The goings and comings of old St. Mary's Girls comprise a good 
deal of news. We have several who have moved to Charlotte re- 
cently from other places, among them Mary Seaton Gales (Mrs. 
Charles E. Storey) and her small son, Cameron. Mr. Storey has-' 
charge of Ligget Jordan's Drug Store here. Daisy Scales (Mrs. 
George Jones) formerly of Greensboro is also a recent addition to 



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the Charlotte Alumnae, and Melba McCullers (Mrs. J. J. Misen- 
heimer) has come to Charlotte as a "war bride" as her husband has 
joined the National Army at Camp Jackson, in Columbia. Mary 
Morgan Myers (Mrs. Harold Dwelle) is living at Kings Mountain, 
!N\ C, where Mr. Dwelle holds a responsible position with some 
cotton mills and Marguerite Springs (Mrs. Richard Myers) is 
living in South Carolina. Mary Morgan and Marguerite each had 
a small son named for their grandfather in common, Mr. John S. 
Myers of this city. 

Of course, everyone wants news of Caroline Jones who was one 
of the most beloved of St. Mary's Girls of the last ten years. Caro- 
line (Mrs. Edward Quintarcl) left her home in Washington, D. C, 
to bring her young son, Ted, Jr., to spend the summer with her 
mother at the far famed Little Switzerland. Reports come from those 
who have seen her that she is the same old Caroline — which is 
enough to say. 

And speaking of Caroline reminds us of May London, of course. 
May was married last Fall to Lieutenant Edwin T. Cansler, Jr., of 
Charlotte, and like the rest of the "war brides" has spent the inter- 
vening time following her soldier husband around from camp to 
camp. 

ISTorma Van Landingham (Mrs. Jacob Binder) who has lived in 
Philadelphia since her marriage several years ago has returned 
to Charlotte, her old home. ISTorma Binder has several small sons 
to bring back with her and share in the welcome awaiting her 
from her friends here. 

We haven't very definite news of Susanne Bynum at this writing, 
but she and her mother are "somewhere in New York" where 
Susanne has made quite a success on the moving picture and legiti- 
mate stage. 

A number of St. Mary's Girls in Charlotte are "doing their bit" 
in various ways at home. Maria Tucker is an enthusiastic canteen 
worker and spends odd moments from her work as organist of the 
Holy Comforter Church in doing various services for the soldiers 
stationed at Camp Greene. Marie Thomas is working in the United 



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States Labor Department office in Charlotte, helping to find labor for 
farms and shipyards, Sadie Thomas is Private Secretary to Char- 
lotte's Mayor. Mrs. W. W. Kobards (Sadie Boot) is lending a 
helping hand in her husband's bank and Lnla Taliaferro is taking 
a business course preparing also to release a man for the front. 

Arabelle Thomas is in her Junior year of training at St. Luke's 
Hospital in New York City, where she finds interesting work while 
fitting herself to nurse wounded soldiers "over there" of course, if 
the war lasts long enough. Florence Thomas (Mrs. Brent S. Drane) 
with her three children, Jaquelin, Eobert and Maria, has gone with 
Mr. Drane to Toledo, Ohio, where he is engaged in construction work 
for the Government. 

A sad bit of news is that of the death of little Hamilton C. 
Jones, whose mother, Bessie Erwin, of Durham, is the granddaughter 
and niece of the Smedes, the fathers of St. Mary's. Since living 
in Charlotte, Bessie Jones has added many warm friends to the 
number of those she already had and the death of her beautiful baby 
has saddened all who knew them. 

Laura Griffith, who has been helping her father in his insurance 
office for quite a while, has broadened her activities recently. At 
the State meeting of the Shriners, just held in Asheville, she attended 
in the official position of assistant recorder for that organization. 



Cheraw Chapter 

By Elizabeth Waddill 

"Sallie Waddill" (Mrs. Henry P. Duvall) 1863-1865 has a grand- 
son as First Sergeant in Aviation Corps. She also has two sons as 
Chairmen of County Exemption Boards, Mr. E. W. Duvall, Cheraw, 
S. C. and Mr. M. H. Duvall, Augusta, Ga. 

"Elizabeth W. McLean" is teaching in Sumter, S. C. 

"Bessie Watts" (Mrs. Eobert Royall) 1904-'06 is now living in 
Denver Colorado. 

"Courtney Watts" 1903-'05 is living in Cheraw, S. C. 



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"Augusta Watts" 1902-'04 was married on September 4th to Mr. 
Jared Dunklin Sullivan, of Laurens, S. C. 

"Ellen Duvall" 1905-'08 who is Chairman of Canteen Committee 
of the Red Cross in Cheraw, has a nephew in the Aviation Corps. 

"Fannie Dockery" (Mrs. C. K. Waddill) 1907-'08 has two brothers 
in the 81st. Division. 

"Susie Mclver" 1910-'14 is teaching in the Cheraw Graded School. 

"Elizabeth Waddill" 1905-'08. I can't think of anything inter- 
esting to tell about her. She spends most of her time in Cheraw 
with her brother and I believe that's all I know about her. 



Durban) Chapter 

By Mrs. John Manning 

Just a few words to tell where the Alumnae of St. Mary's now 
living in Durham are and what they are doing. 

"Claudia Erwin" (Mrs. Edward K. Powe) is interested in War 
Work, Church Work, and all kinds of charity and betterment work in 
her community. 

"Lottie Sharp" (Mrs. Kemp P. Lewis) is active in Red Cross 
work. She has three attractive little daughters — future St. Mary's 
Girls. 

"Sadie Smedes" (Mrs. W. A. Erwin) has a son William Allen 
Erwin, Jr., in the service. He is a Lieutenant and is on the border. 

"Margaret Boylan" (Mrs. Claiborn Carr) has four handsome boys 
not yet big enough to follow the colors but her brother Capt. William 
Boylan is with a Truck Train now in France. 

"Jessie Carroll" (Mrs. Laurence Tomlinson) is a good worker in 
the Red Cross and President of St. Margaret's Branch of the Aux- 
iliary. 

"Lillie Cowan" (Mrs. D. C. Mitchell) has been doing fine work 
in War Gardening and has won several prizes. She has two step- 
sons in the Service in France. 



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"Kate Henderson" for years a trained nurse, trained at St. Luke's 
Hospital in Bichmond, is now Superintendent of a Hospital in 
Savannah. 

"Margaret McGary" is teaching in the Primary Department of 
the City Schools. 

"Margaret Thomas," canteen worker, and interested in Home 
Service work in contemplating a course in Baltimore in that line in 
October. 

"Elise Lloyd" (Mrs. George Landy) is managing the firm of 
E. A. Lloyd & Co., Hardware, since the death of her father, for one 
of her brothers is in China and the other is a Captain in the Army, 
now stationed at Camp Jackson. 

"Mary Bryan Griswold" is helping in her father's office and has 
two brothers in the Service. 

"Margaret Erwin" (Mrs. Jack Glenn) is living in Winston and 
is active in War work. 

"Bessie Erwin" (Mrs. Hamilton Jones) is living in Charlotte. 
Her friends will be pained to hear of the death of her baby. 

"Sarah Erwin" (Mrs. Hargrove Bellamy) was one of our War 
Brides. Her husband, Lieut. Bellamy, sailed for France about 
three weeks after the wedding. 

"Amy Winston" (Mrs. Watts Carr) has a brother Capt. Eobert 
Winston in the Service now in France. 

"Mary Louise Manning" is an active Canteen Worker and is a 
student at Trinity College. 

"Gertrude Winston" (Mrs. Frank Webb) has a brother in France. 
She has two lovely little girls and is a member of the Ked Cross. 

"Mattie Moye Adams" is interested in Ked Cross and other War 
Work. Mrs. John Manning is an active member of the Eed Cross 
and has for thirty years been organist of her church. She is proud 
to have seven nephews in the Service. 



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Elizabeth City Chapter 

By Minnie Leary 

We have about thirty "St. Mary's Girls'' in Elizabeth City and 
although they are not all active we still count them as members of the 
Alumna? Association and hope with the new "Muse" full of news 
about their friends we can get them interested in the meetings. 

We have among our numbers two members who are quite inactive 
Mrs. Eeuben Overman (Lizzie Storey '54) who is almost blind 
and Mrs. Nixon (Sarah Sawyer '52-'55) who is an invalid. 

Miss S. A. ("Sac") Russell ('53) has been living in Elizabeth 
City but has now moved to Norfolk to live with her brother. She is 
quite proud of the fact that she has eight nephews and grand-nephews 
in the Service and especially of the fact that they all volunteered. 
All of these are now in France except one and five of them are sons 
of old St. Mary's Girls, three are sons of the late Mrs. W. J. Griffin 
(Minnie Yaughan '79) and two are the sons of Mrs. W. O. Temple 
(Blanche Griggin '78 and '79), these last two being brothers of 
"Margaret Temple" (Mrs. George R. Ogier) whose husband is a 
Captain and is now in France. She has one son and is with her 
mother in Denver during the war. 

Mrs. A. H. Worth, Sr., (Almecla Hurt) lives with her daughter, 
Mrs. Edson Carr (Morgia Worth). Mrs. Carr has three children. 

Mrs. J. E. Wood (Mamie Scott) has one son in the Army. She 
also has one daughter with whom she lives. 

Mrs. E. F. Lamb (Ella Creecy) has one son in the Service. Miss 
Hennie Creecy, her sister, has never married and still lives here. 

Mrs. Aydlett (Evelyn Thomas) has two children, one son and 
3ne daughter. 

Misses Marcia, Minnie and Catherine Albertson live together 
lere. Miss Marcia is County Home Demonstration Agent and has 
:harge of all the canning clubs in the County, she is doing a fine 
vork and making quite a success of it. Miss Minnie is Educational 
Secretary for part of the Diocese of East Carolina and is quite a 
Dainter. Miss Catherine taught History at the Summer School at 
he A. & E. and has done quite a bit of literary work. 



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"Bessie Wood" (Mrs. J. Harper Stewart) is our prize member 
at present. She has enlisted for foreign service with the Y. M. C. A. 
and expects to leave for France about the middle of September, of 
course we are quite proud of her. She has been spending the summer 
at Nag's Head with her sister, Mrs. Folk. 

"Ida Flora" (Mrs. Harry Johnson) has two children. All three 
of her brothers are now in France. They have been spending the 
summer at their cottage at Nag's Head. ^ Present day St. Mary's, 
Girls will know her as Virginia Flora's sister. 

"Jennie Simpson" (Mrs. Harold Overman) has one son and her 
only brother is in the navy. 

"Eloise Robinson" is the Chairman of the Elizabeth City Chapter 
of Red Cross and is doing a splendid work here. She spent part 
of the summer at Lexington, Virginia, and the rest at Nag's Head 

at their cottage. 

We have several adopted members, or rather they were not Eliza- 
beth City girls before they were married. "Estelle Farrior" from, 
Wilson is now Mrs. Carl Blades, she has two children. They have! 
spent part of the summer at Morehead and part of it at Black Moun- 
tain. "Tillie Haughton" (Mrs. J. C. B. Ehringhaus) has three, 
children, two boys and a girl. It might be interesting to add that: 
the last two were twins and have Tillie's names "Matilda" andlj 
"Haughton." a Eva Rodney" from Laurel, Delaware (Mrs. Harold] 
Forman) has one brother in France. We also claim "Fannie Lamb, 
Haughton" (Mrs. Frank L. Williams) as she made her home with. 
Mrs. Ehringhaus before she was married. Her husband is a First, 
Lieutenant and is now in France. ! 

"Helen Robinson" (Mrs. W. G. Gaither, Jr.) is living here with 
her parents as her husband is now in the Service. She spent part 
of the summer in Lexington, Virginia, while her husband was at- 
tending the Summer Training Camp at V. M. I. 

"Bessie White" (Mrs. Walter Small) has one son and her brothei 

is in France. , 

"Ada Burfoot" (Mrs. William Lester) has one son. She is Presi- 
dent of our Alumnse Chapter for this year. 



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"Nellie Wood" has one brother in the Service who has been sent 
back to this country recently to do special work here. "Nellie" 
and "Eannie McMullan" have been spending part of the summer at 
Virginia Beach together. "Eannie" is planning to spend the winter 
in California with her sister. 

"Anna Mullen White" has one brother in the Service. 

"Lillie Mae Stevens" spent part of the summer in New York 
where she went on an automobile trip through part of the State. 

"Margaret Griggs" is at Nag's Head for the summer. Her only 
brother was graduated with honors from the Naval Academy this 
June and is now, of course, in the Service. 

"Huyla Hughes" has two brothers in the Service. She spent 
part of the summer at Ocean View and is expecting to visit some of 
her school friends in the Western part of the State during the Fall. 

"Nellie Grice" spent the summer at their cottage at Nag's Head. 

And me, well I am working, doing stenographic work in the office 
I "Tillie Haughton's" and "Bessie White's" husbands. They both 
are quite active in all war activities and I have been doing quite 
i lot of work along that line. This summer I had a most pleasant 
jfcit to "Mary Shuford" (Mrs. R. G. S. Davis) in Henderson. She 
las one son. While there we went over to Franklinton and spent 
:he day with "Betsey Dixon" (Mrs. A. H. Vann). She has three 
little girls. It is needless to say that we enjoyed talking over old 
St. Mary's days. I had expected to go on over to Ealeigh and visit 
rida Eogerson" (Mrs. J. B. Cheshire, Jr.) but was called home on 
lecount of sickness. However I am looking forward to that visit 
ater on. 

: All of our girls are active in the Red Cross Work here and St. 
ilary's is always well represented when the work rooms are open. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Russell Griffin 
Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin, (nee Russell), who was a St. Mary's Girl 
f the long ago, entered into rest August 8th, at her home in Eliza- 
eth City, N. C, in the eighty-third year of her age. By those who 
new her best, Mrs. Griffin will always be remembered as one of those 
or whom 



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"All sounds of life assumed one tune of love." 

Her warm and ready sympathies, always open to the varied inter- 
ests of home and children and a wide circle of friends, reached out 
beyond these to every call of want or sorrow. A deep and abiding- 
love for the Church, with its privileges and duties, and for the 
Church's Head, kept her spirit as that of a little child. The mingled 
pride and pathos of seven grandsons "over three" or in training, gave 
a personal touch to the keen interest with which she followed to the 
last the great movements of the day. 

In this Christian gentlewoman, her friends have lost much of the 
old-time charm and sweetness which we shall not often see again, 

"Till with the morn those Angel faces smile 
"Which we have loved long since, and lost awhile." 

Minnie Albertson. 



Heoderson Chapter 

By "Maky Lamb" (Mrs. A. A. Bunn) 

"Belle Davis" (Mrs. Joel Cheatham) and "Fanny Cooper" (Mrs. 
A. A. Zollicoffer) are spending some time in Norfolk to be with their 
husbands who have enlisted in the Navy. When they return home- 
Belle will live with her sister "Eleanor Davis" (Mrs. Erskin 
Clements). 

"Helen Harris" (Mrs. P. A. Owen, Jr.) is living with her hus- 
band's people at Buck Hill, Richmond. Her husband is at Parisfl 
Island, S. C, with the Marine Corps. 

"Isabelle Perry" is spending the summer with her mother. She! 
has been studying medicine at the Woman's Medical College in 
Philadelphia for the past two years and is very enthusiastic about her 
work. Isabelle and Mary Perry have two brothers overseas. 

"Mary Lamb" (Mrs. A. A. Bunn) is living with her parents at 
present. Her husband is at Camp Jackson, Columbia. 

"Mary Butler" stood the Civil Service Examination and is now 
in Washington doing Government work. Anybody who went to- 
school with "Mary Butler" knows that Uncle Sam is getting good 
services. 






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Hillsboro Chapter 

By Annie Cameron, '16 
I don't know why it is but whenever I think of the Alumnse Chapter 
here I immediately think of the Eed Cross. Perhaps it is because 
these terms are somewhat synonymous. At any rate it is true that 
if the St. Mary's Girls should be withdrawn the Eed Cross would 
lose some of its most active members. "Henrietta Collins" is 
Secretary of the Eed Cross chapter and is sure to be on hand both 
morning and evening whenever the Work Eoom is open. Besides this 
she is President of the Woman's Auxiliary, Treasurer of the Daugh- 
ters of the Confederacy and an active member of the Betterment 
Association. 

"Annie Collins" (Mrs. W. L. Wall) is also busy with Eed Cross 
and Church work. She is in charge of the Box Work of the Woman's 
Auxiliary, a worker at the Eed Cross Eooms and an active member 
of the Betterment Association. She is proud to have both a son and 
a son-in-law with the American Forces in France. 

"Eebecca Wall" has just finished a very successful dancing class. 
She expects to be in Ealeigh this winter where she hopes to have a 
position after taking a course at Kings Business College. 

"Eliza Drane" (Mrs. J. Cheshire Webb) is very busy with differ- 
ent kinds of patriotic work. She is Chairman of the Woman's Com- 
mittee of the Council of National Defense, Supervisor of Women's 
Work in the Eed Cross Chapter and also active in Church and 
Betterment Work. Besides this her time is greatly taken up raising 
a son and a daughter, Elizabeth and Joe Webb. She is living with 
her mother-in-law "Alice Hill" (Mrs. J. C. Webb). 

"Sue Hayes" among her various duties, is Supervisor of Surgical 
Dressing for the Eed Cross and is in charge of the Work Eoom. 
She is one of the most active members of the Betterment Association 
and is also occupied with Church Work being both Organist and a 
Sunday-School Teacher. In beween times she gives music lessons 
and helps her father in his drug store. She has one brother Dr. 
E. B. Hayes in the Service. Her aunt "Maria Beard" who attended 
St. Mary's also lives here. 
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"Lily Hamilton" is another faithful Red Cross worker. She, 
never fails to come when the Rooms are open and besides this is 
Chairman of the Comfort Bag Committee. She is also a very 
active member of the Betterment Association, is Secretary of the 
Woman's Auxiliary and Corresponding Secretary of the Daughters 
of the Confederacy. 

"Sue Rosemond" (Mrs. O. S. Robertson) is our one "War Bride." 
Her husband Lieut. Owen S. Robertson is now in France. 

"Annie Peebles" (Mrs. Norfleet Webb) is an active Red Cross 
worker. She was Chairman of the Woman's Committee for the I 
Second Liberty Loan. She is also much interested in the Community 
Chorus. She has two sons and two daughters, Robert, Alice, JSTorfleet, 
and Annie Webb. 

"Charlotte Brown" our youngest Alumna has spent a pleasant 
summer at home. She was a very successful worker during the War 
Savings Campaign. 

"Annie Graham" (Mrs. R. F. Smallwood) is now living in New 
York. 

"Annie Gray Nash" (Mrs. Allen Ruffin) and "Grace Snow" no 
longer live here. Mrs. Ruffin lives in Tarboro and "Grace Snow" 
in Greensboro. 

"Annie Cameron" is again teaching the First Grade in the Graded 
School. 



Morjroe Chapter 

By "Effie Pairlet" (Mrs. N. C. English) 
Our Alumnse chapter is a very small one and we haven't any 

members doing War Work abroad, but each one is doing what she 

can at home to help win the war. 

Monroe has a Canteen which serves all passing troop trains. 

Belonging to different teams of the canteen are the following St. 

Mary's Girls: "Virginia Lee," "Mary English," "Sarah Welsh," 

"Be Fairley," "Elizabeth Sikes" and "Effie Fairley" (Mrs. MT. C. 

English). Every member of our chapter except two has brothers 



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in the Service and we have one War Bride, "Annie Welsh" (Mrs. 
Gilliam Craig). Lieut. Craig is with Bat. B. 316 F. A. 81st Div. 
now in France. 

The Welsh girls have two brothers in the Army; Stephen A. 
Welsh, Co. F. 318 Inf. Camp Dix, K J., and Thomas J. Welsh, 
Co. 6, E. E. D. Camp Hancock. 

"Virginia Lee" has two brothers in the Service, Capt. Archie Lee 
has just returned from the battle front in France and is now training 
officers at the Central Officers Training Camp, Camp Pike. George 
Lee is a sergeant in the M. P. at Camp Jackson but will soon enter 
an Officers Training School. 

Sergt. Archie B. Fairley, a brother of "Be Fairley" and "Effie 
Fairley" English, was with Bat. D., 113th F. A. 30th Div., but is 
now at an Officers Training School in France. 

"Alice Stack" (Mrs. Gilmer Joyce) has a brother, Sergt. Amos 
Stack in the Quartermaster Corps at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

"Eachel Howie's" brother Sergt. Robert L. Howie, Field Supply 
2nd. Motor Machine Reg., Co. 6 is now in France, also John Howie, 
with the Engineers Corps from Alabama. 

Lieut. S. I. Parker, brother of "Caroline Parker Dixter" (De- 
ceased) whose mother, "Frances Johnstone Parker" was a pupil of 
St. Mary's during Dr. Aldert Smedes lifetime, is with Co. K, 28 
Inf., A. E. F. He has been at the front for some time and where 
the fighting was fiercest. 

Two members of our chapter have recently moved to other towns : 
"Kate Fairly" (Mrs. J. H. Beckley) going to Wadesboro, N. C. 
and "Connie Fairley" (Mrs. Key Scales) to Albemarle, K C. 
"Allie Welsh" (Mrs. V. C. Austin) one of the most efficient and 
popular teachers of our graded school has resigned her position on 
account of ill health. 



j3aint Mary's School Library 



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Norfolk-Portsmouth Chapter 

By Mbs. Walter Wichaed 

As requested I am sending some items from the Norfolk-Ports 
moufri Chapter for the Alumnae Muse. 

Mrs. Augustus Zollicoffer (Fannie Cooper) of Henderson, N. C. 
and Mrs. Joel Cheatham (Belle Davis), Henderson, N. C, are in 
Norfolk where their husbands are at present with the Naval Eeserves. 

Mrs. Basil Manly (Anita Hughes) has two sons "Over There," 
one in the Navy in foreign waters, the other with the University of 
Virginia Ambulance Corps in France. 

Mrs. W. B. Martin (Bettie Starke) has a son at Fortress Monroe 
in training in the Coast Artillery Corps. 

Miss Rebecca Kyle has a brother who is Lieutenant in the Con- 
struction Division of the Q. M. C. in Norfolk. 

Miss Julia Allen of Goldsboro, N. C, enlisted as Yeomanette 
in the Naval Eeserves in July and is stationed at the Norfolk Navy 
Yard. 

One of our members, Mrs. John Reid, has moved to Wilmington 

N. C. 

Mrs. Jonathan Old (Claude Paxton) has two sons in the Service, 
one is Lieutenant in the Aero Squadron and the other Midshipman 
in the Naval Academy. She also has two sons-in-law in Foreign 
Waters. 

Mrs. E. D. Murdaugh's (Eugenia Dickson) son-in-law is Briga- 
dier General in command of the Marines with the A. E. F. in 
France. She also has a grand-son-in-law who is Lieutenant Com- 
mander in the service. 

Mrs. Landon Hillard's (Page Shelbourn) husband is in the 
Service. 

Mrs. Ellsworth VanPatten (Josephine Boylan) has moved from 
her home in Norfolk to the Hampton Roads Naval Base where 
her husband is Pay Inspector in the IT. S. Navy. 

Miss Carolista Bond has been working as a stenographer in the 
Y. M. C. A. but hopes soon to find employment with the Shipping 
Board. 






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Pittsboro Notes 
By Camelia London 

Myrtle Pilkington is staying in her father's Drug Store on ac- 
count of the shortage of men in Pittsboro. 

Henrietta Morgan, '18, is teaching school this year, upholding the 
high standard of St. Mary's teachers. 

I am enlisted in the Navy as Yeoman. Went in the Service a 
year ago and have been stationed at the Eecruiting Station in Ealeigh 
ever since. I've been promoted once and expect to be again soon. 
I The Navy is the finest branch of the Service! And they need 
all the girls they can get — for every girl enlisted means one more 
man released for sea duty. 

Betsey London married Jim Cordan from Washington, 1ST. C, 
and they have a small Jim ! 

Carrie and Mary Peter Hill are both married and busy raising 
families. 

We have no Alumnae Association in Pittsboro, but that doesn't 
:■ keep us from being interested in everything connected with St. 
! Mary's and loving her very dearly. 



Roc^y Mount Chapter 

By Mrs. O. Beaman Harris 

I haven't anything very definite to report for the Eocky Mount 
Chapter but we feel very proud to say that among the number that 
have been instrumental in promoting and carrying on the Eed Cross 
here are St. Mary's Girls. 

Miss Bessie Bunn is treasurer of the Eocky Mount Chapter of 
the Eed Cross and has clone a wonderful work. 

"Annie Lee Bunn" (Mrs. E. B. Davis) has been and is still a 
leader in the different divisions in and around Eocky Mount. Her 
efforts have been untiring and under her direction wonderful work 
has been accomplished. 



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Miss Mary Philips as Vice-chairman of the Battleboro Auxiliary 
has accomplished wonders for the Ked Cross. On July 4th, at the 
horse races, she cleared nine hundred and fifty dollars for the Eed 
Cross. 

Miss Mary Battle is the only one of us to offer her services in the 
foreign afield. On September 12th she reported in New York to go 
to Italy with the Ked Cross Division. As yet she does not know 
what kind of work she will do but supposes it will be clerical. 



Salisbury Chapter 

By "Helen Crenshaw" (Mrs. Robert Bernhardt) 

I fear I cannot give a very accurate account of our thirty-four 
Alumnae members but will give the names as best I can and what 
they are doing. 

"Mary White" (Mrs. Linton) is, perhaps, doing most as she is 
head of all charity work in Salisbury. She is also Librarian and 
never has one performed a task with more prefect success. No one 
has ever been or meant more to the youth of our town than she. 
She has one brother in the Service in this country. 

"May Shober" (Mrs. Boyden) knits a great deal for the soldiers. 

"Eosalie Bernhardt" (Mrs. Henry Hobson) is very public spirited 
and does regular Eed Cross work and Canteen work. Of "Mary 
Henderson" the same could be said, also she is President of the 
Y. W. C. A. and quite a leader in all affairs of the town. 

"Fan McNeely" (Mrs. Wallace Scales) is at present with her 
husband, Capt. Wallace Scales at Newport News. When he goes 
over she will probably return to her old home. 

"Alice Vanderford" has spent a delightful time at the camp 
where her broth er-in4aw is a Major. 

"Katherine Overman" stays in Washington some and may do some 
War Work there. 

I do all the Eed Cross work I can. My special forte has been 
raising money in campaigns for Y. M. C. A., Eed Cross, and St. 
Mary's. 






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I was the most successful of the women workers in each of the 
large campaigns. Also with the help of "Mary Henderson" I 
raised over five hundred dollars for St. Mary's. 

I am also local secretary of the Y. W. C. A. 

We are of course deeply grieved to give up our beloved rector 
Mr. Way, but we can only rejoice at such good fortune for St. 
Mary's. 



Scotland NecK Chapter 

By "Nannie Shields" (Mrs. D. P. Bryant) 

There is not much to write of interest about the members of our 
Chapter but we will be very glad to "help out" with the interesting 
Alumna? work and do our bit. 

Several of our members have sons in the Service. Among them 
are: 

"Kebe Smith" (Mrs. K. W. Shields) and "Lily Shields" (Mrs. 
; Gideon Lamb). 

Several others have brothers in the Service. "Sallie Smith" 
, (Mrs. Philip Barrand), "Eleanor Smith" and "Laura Clark" each 
I have a brother in France. 

"Laura Clark" is doing Government work in Washington. 

Our chapter has been more or less dead for some time, but we 
hope to have a meeting this Fall and soon be a real live Chapter. 



Washington Chapter 

By Rena Harding 

There are in Washington twenty-five who have the privilege 
of calling themselves Alumna? of St. Mary's. In counting them over 
we find that St. Mary's in the sixties is represented by two of our 
number, Mrs. Olivia Tayloe Gallagher and Miss Sallie Midyette, 
who were at St. Mary's during the Civil War. Though none of our 






56 The St. Mary's Muse 

members have gone abroad to take part in the war of today, they are 
doing their part at home, both at the Eed Cross Eooms and in other 
war activities. 

Mrs. J. Stuart Gaul (Katherine Small) has been living in Wash- 
ington, D. C, taking there a course in reconstruction work, fitting 
herself to teach in the hospitals, the soldiers sent back to this 
country. 

Miss Mary Belle Small has made a record for herself as a farmer- 
ette near Washington city, this summer. 

Miss Lida Eodman has been prominent in work at home being 
Chairman of the Woman's Committee for the third Liberty Loan 
Campaign for this county and also chairman of the Woman's Defense. 

The chairman of our Chapter, Mrs. Stephen C. Bragaw (Maud 
Amyette) has been made a member of the board of trustees of the 
new State Home for girls. 

There is nothing particularly important to say about the rest of 
us. There are those who are busy at home with their husbands 
and children while some are busy with other folks children, such as 
Mary Virginia Bonner and Rena Harding who are teaching in the 
Graded School here. Mary Gaither, now Mrs. Wm. von Eberstein, 
makes a fine farmer's wife and lives at Chocowinity, five miles from 
town. She is making a very efficient church worker being one of the 
leaders at Trinity Chapel and also active in Red Cross Work. 

Fannie Lamb Haughton is just as attractive as she used to be. 
She is now Mrs. Frank Williams. 

Robena Carter Dixon is very busy now, rolling Robena, Jr., 
out in the fresh air. 

Our youngest Alumnse in Washington, Mamie Latham Richard- 
son, is in town at present and seems to be having a very good time. 

All of us, whether mentioned by name or not, love St. Mary's and 
ever wish for our Alma Mater the best that the years can bring her. 



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NEWS OF THE CLASSES 



The Class of 1894 

By "Mary Wilmerding" (Mrs. F. A. Ambler) 

I am sorry not to be able to give some information about the 
Class of 1891 but I really do not know where any of them are. 

"Jessie Degen" who has been teaching for a good many years is 
this year at the May School in Boston. 

"Julia Daggett" was married in 1902 and died soon afterwards. 

As for myself, my husband is Rector of St. Paul's Church, Sum- 
merville. I have two daughters, 16 years and ten years old. Both 
are going to St. Mary's, the older next year. Their grandmother 
"Mary Gregg" and their aunt "Eleanor Gregg" were there in the 
sixties. I am glad to hear there is such a large enrollment at St. 
Mary's this year. I always have her interests at heart. 



The Class of 1895 

By "Marie Walker" (Mrs. G. H. Holmes) 

Fairinda W. Payne, now Mrs. Cameron McRae, Class President 
and Salutatorian lives in Asheville, 1ST. C. She is just as "fair" 
and jolly as ever and is justly proud of her almost-grown daughter 
and her son. She is active in the local Red Cross. The years 
have dealt kindly with Fair and the class would enjoy hearing her 
laugh again. 

Lula Briggs, Class Secretary, has made music her specialty and 
is at present the Choir Director of the First Baptist Church in 
Raleigh. She has a special gift for organization and is always 
ready to help with any good work. We could always depend on 
Lula. 

Our Prophet, Margaret Hill, married Dr. Charles Schroder. 
She is now at Alto, Ga. with her three boys. We give her own 
words when we say she is "busy raising three healthy soldiers for 
Uncle Sam's army for the preservation of peace. Dr. Schroder 
devotes his life to fighting "The Great White Plague" and Margaret 
does all she can to help. 



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Elizabeth Ashe, Class Orator, has been Mrs. George B. Flint 
almost ever since she graduated. She is the mother of six, and we 
are proud of her. We hear she is a model housekeeper and very 
happy — the mother of six should be ! 

The Class Historian, Marie Walker, married Evelyn Holmes' 
brother, George Hamilton, and lives in Tryon, ]SL C. She has two 
sons who keep her busy and contented and she does her Red Cross 
work as Director of Women's Work for Polk County Chapter. 

Eleanor Vass our Valedictorian and class Poet has not changed her 
name. She still lives in Raleigh, the same enthusiastic, conscien- 
tious Eleanor, doing her best as "Office Boy" as she puts it for the 
Red Cross. Says she is better at figures than at bandages. No 
wonder ! We haven't forgotten Eleanor's record. We are still 
proud of it, and of her. 

Two years ago Evelyn Holmes married Mr. James R. Brumby of 
Marietta, Ga. She is happy and lives a some-what nomadic life 
going back and forth with a Eord and "Trailer" camping outfit 
between Elat Rock, ]SL C, their summer home, Marietta, Ga., and 
Dunedin, Fla., their winter home. It seems strange to think of 
Evelyn without a horse, but she still has a dog. Has the Class 
forgotten the time she picked up the toad that had gotten into the 
Class Room and dropped him out of the window ? Brave deed ! 

Miriam Lanier lives in Tarboro, 1ST. C. She and her mother 
are just as devoted as they were in the St. Mary's days and just as 
hospitable. Will we ever forget our visits to "the Lanier's room" ! 
Miriam is happy doing good where ever she finds a place to do it. 

Last but not least we would mention our Honorary Member, Miss 
McVea, Principal of Sweet Briar College. We mention her, not 
to give news of her, but just to let less fortunate classes know how 
we of '95 were honored. 



Tbe Class of 1898 

Unfortunately it has been impossible, so far, to obtain any news of 
the Class of 1898 as a whole but Mrs. Geo. D. Crow who is a mem- 
ber of that class writes the following news of her family : 



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"I have four children now, two boys and two girls, one a North 
Carolinian, the others Texans, the youngest born in Dallas. She 
is only three months old. We moved to Dallas in the spring. Mr. 
Crow is manager of the Trust Department of the Federal Keserve 
Bank here. We like Dallas very much, it is a hustling town. 
West, the little town we moved from is a Bohemian settlement with 
a sprinkling of Americans. The Bohemians hate the Germans and 
they make good citizens. I was President of the "Mothers Club" 
in West when we left there. The mothers had installed a fine play- 
ground equipment in the school and also in the park there and 
donated books to the school. This, I think, is doing pretty well for 
a small club in a small town. 

We have just bought a place in Dallas, so will move soon. We 
bought near St. Mary's Episcopal College here. I want my girls 
to love one St. Mary's if not the same one I love." 



The Class of 1900 

By "Mary Thompson" (Mrs. J. G. deR. Hamilton) 

"Mildred Cunningham" who has been teaching since 1912 at 
Henderson, 1ST. C, is now principal of the Central Building with 
twelve teachers and four hundred pupils under her. 

"Alice Love" is now Mrs. H. P. S. Keller and lives in Raleigh 
where her husband is a very successful architect. 

"Annie Love" is now Mrs. Walter Kruze and lives in Charleston, 
S. C. 

"Mary Andrews" is Mrs. Will Person and is having difficulties 
in the camp town of Chattanooga where Mr. Person is doing con- 
struction work. 

"Mary Renn" (Mrs. Paul Tayloe) lives on Tanglewylde Ave., 
Bronxville, N". Y. 

"Reba Bridgers" has just finished a course of interesting training 
for Y. M. C. A. work and will sail in October for Prance to join 
the Canteen service there. 



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"Caroline Means" is registrar of the Department of Physical 
Education of the New York Y. W. C. A. Her address is 610 Lex- 
ington Ave. 

"Louise Pittenger" now Mrs. Leigh Skinner has recently moved 
from Raleigh to Atlanta. 

"Ellen Bowen" who is quite an expert in office work lives at her 
old home in Jackson, North Carolina. 






The Class of 1902 

By a Member of the Class 

I am very glad to send what news I can but I don't know very 
much news to send. It is always a pleasure to meet St. Mary's 
Girls as I often do in the many places I have been during the past 
few years and I always find them doing good work and standing for 
the best and highest things. 

The work of the Class of 1902 has been so different for the 
different members that I have not kept up with them very closely. 
I have heard nothing of "Mary Weeks" since her marriage which 
was many years ago now. I don't even know her name. St. Mary's 
people are in closer touch with Louise Venable than I am for I only 
know that she is doing Government work in Washington. 

"Marie Brunson" (Mrs. Wilcox) is now the happy mother of three 
lovely children. She is living in Florence, S. C. 

I was doing assistant Principal's work in a private school in New 
York City last winter and will be there again this year. One of 
my greatest pleasures was attending the meetings of the St. Mary's 
Alumnae where I had the great pleasure of seeing many "old girls" 
some of whom I had not seen since our school days. Miss Thomas 
was in New York last winter and of course the hours I had with her 
were unalloyed joy. She and I had lunch and a happy afternoon at 
a theater with Esther Means the day before she sailed for France. 

We also had a delightful Sunday afternoon with Miss Czarnomska 
who was good enough to invite us into her most attractive sitting room 



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at Columbia University. You can imagine what a pleasure it was 
to hear of the people and "doings" at St. Mary's even before my dav 
Miss Czarnomska is studying now for her Ph.D. at Columbia She 
is just as powerful and vigorous as she ever was. 



The Class of 1903 

■ 

By "Annie Root" (Mrs. W. W. Vass) 
Judging from the answers or rather the lack of them, to my postals 
all the members of my class must be excellent patriots deep in 
War Work, but I have scraped up a few bits of news anyway 

Kate Meares," our first honor girl is to teach Latin at St. Mary's 
his year. J 

"Mae Wood Winslow" our second honor girl, besides teaching in 
he Hertford High School is always busy about something whether 
t home or the summer cottage at Nag's Head. 

J "Annie Cheshire", the last whom we would have suspected of 
emg a missionary did work in this State first, then in the foreign 
eld in China. While there she met Dr. Augustin W. Tucker a 
edical missionary, son of Bishop Tucker of Va., and since her 
>ama g e to him lives in Shanghai. We are looking forward to her 



™ — "«■ ^iee iiuo cnnctren tor the 
-Ur. lucker has recently joined a Y. W. C. A. unit for 



. o "- «*« -iwu^mg xurwara to ner 

pxt visit home when we will see her three fine children for the 
rst time. ' 

iberia. 

"Mary Holman" is living in Ealeigh and doing fine work in her 
aching at the Centennial school. 

"JnHa Harris" is following the fate laid down by our Class 
ophet Universities she'll attend in ambitious strife," having 
ended until she has passed all her exam, for a Ph.D. She has 
ly to write her thesis before getting her degree and is now teaching 
a VV estern College. ° 

''Mary Henderson" has studied law and is proving herself a 

MOle business woman and War Worker. 

"Vary Day Faison" is married to Mr. George W. Mordeeai of 



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62 

-Florence Thomas" (Mrs. Brent Drane) is now living in Char 
lotte with her three attractive children, after sojourning m strange 
and distant climes with her Civil Engineer husband. 

"Mary Allen Short" (Mrs. Arthur B. Skelding) our Class Prophet 
did not fulfill her prophecy of herself as an illustrator but prefers 
to devote her time to winning golf trophies and caring , for her three 
little daughters and her debutante step daughter. She spends her 
summers at Wrightsville Beach. 

I have not heard from Elsie Gregory and Mary Hunter. Tor 
myself, I married Mr. W. W. Vass of Raleigh, and have two little 
girls. 



With the Class of 1905 

By "Margaret Dubose" (Mrs. Isaac Avery) 
"Anna Clark" (Mrs. Willie Gordon) writes most enthusiastically 
of the mission work at Spray, and even more so of her small daugh 
ter — Anna the Second. 

"Rena Clark" writes of pleasant trips and golfing. 
"Margaret Dubose" (Mrs. Isaac Avery) being the proud possesso 
of four babies decided "There's no place like home" this summer 
Mrs. Dubose, St. Pierre and St. John visited her, alsc , McN edy£ 
his way to Washington Barracks, where he joins the First Replac. 
ment Regiment of Engineers. McNeel/s engagement was announce 
+r> TVn«<3 T^hel Vann of Baden, 1ST. C. 

"ll Evans" wrote of trips' to see Old St. Mary's Girls, Mam, 
Eossell and the Beebe's. She is also Librarian in Warrenton. 

"Erne Eairley" (Mrs. N. 0. English) told of their move to tl 
country for her health, the pretty bungalow and her two your 

da "MoTrie Grant" has been teaching in the graded schools in W 
mington since she left St. Mary's. 

-Ellen Gibson" (Mrs. McKae) "set the river on fire by writii 
a movie Scenario, having it accepted and seeing it played in h 
own home town. She taught Kindergarten before her marriage. 



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"Dorothy Hughson" (Mrs. Philip Goodell) lives in Mont Clair 
W. J., and has two little girls and a small son. They spent 2 
summer on the coast and the two oldest children were eye-wte s 
k a fight between a man-of-war and a German Submarine Z 

P i;r° corered with ° a t,iat n ° ° ne «* *> «» w*« ^. 

S be":,,. * 61 '" 1 lllS ™ » a D »<^' 'o Uncle Sam and 
"llossie Long" wrote of her success with a chicken farm 

ntTadvi^ lf tl (MrS - T aUl D / Vi8) Wr ° te ° f '- ***«* and 

on and advised all the members of the Class (who hadn't done so 

Iready to get married at once. 

"Mamie Russell" told most interestingly of her Librarian training 

< T TVn "'I fledged CMld ' 8 Librariaa rf New York. § ' 

2" H m h 8 T" / MrS - Ang6l ° ^^ ™ -rried last 
"' He ' h " Sba,ld ™ S la "> e Coast Artillery in a Florida 

Mr. Avery and I had a delightful two weeks' trip to Florida in 
M. We went as far as Palm Beach and enjoyed' it so mnl. 

Class of 1909 

By Eva Rogerson 

itwr 6 C ! a ' YSOf Ser " Ce aUd adTentoe om !i ™ 8 "■ rather self 
rte ed ami unmteresting, but be that as it may 

vMded fto J , S g * S ; ^ Wh ° WaS SOr ^' fOT "™" »en" 

marriae ,7V ° , " T ^ J ° hnS ° n En * Fot a wnile after 
marriage she lived ,n Rocky Mount, but her husband is in the 
^business and has moved to Wilson where she now 1 ves Sh 
a dear little son a little over a year old now, who bids f ah to 

f rS It 1 f t aS T.™*.™» Wpy than that Wold 
tames. It u true she is talking still, but her husband, Mr. 



u-t . 

£ t i„ Unwn n« Will A. still survives, 
W \ Goodson, more familiarly known as win ^- ' 

IdtstL of the dog and the phonograph they have two unusuafly 
attractive children, Georgia Hales, who .s now wo and a half yea 
n a + v, "h^v Will A Jr., who is six months old and demands 
111 of hJ y m oIe!'s attention that she only has leisure for an 
occXal visit to the Bed Cross Work Booms. Georgra has bee 
he wanderer of the class, for like Sallie Haywood she marr^l 
tobacco man and soon after her marriage went to Lexington, Ken- 
!nckv to lire From there she moved to Hnntington, W. Va. M 
Inow a home with her mother for the summer, hot expects t< 
Lve back to Kentncky early in the fall. The class on tie wj 
Z J£ brotherless'but through Gorgia we have «F— 
■ m both branches of the service, for Felix is at present a the Office^ 
training school for the field artillery, at Camp Taylor, Lou.svilk 
Kentucky, and Ealeigh is at Annapolis. 

Minnie Leary who was to become the social butterfly of the eta 
was "that for some time, bnt as parties and dances have raflie 
gonVont of fashion she took a course in J«^^ " 
torking at home in the offices of Ehnnghaus & Small, the 
hands of Tillv Haughton and Bessie White. J 

Jn ia Mclntyre, the country school teacher, did teach school 
St. Mary's am/later at home, I think, but was soon >«-iJ 
now Mrs. James Johnson and lives in Marion, S. C, or did wn 
last heard from about three years ago. 

Eva Kogerson's vocation seems to be collecting, and for the I 
.ear The has canvassed the town so thoroughly for so ma^dij 
'causes that now when she goes calling she is greeted with, What 
t th time r Last winter, she like Minnie took a course m st « 
a hv and this summer has been doing some War Saving St- 
work This doesn't take up all her time, however and as v 
P^esied, she is still singing te Edenton Bay and still waiting 
the suitor who "hasn't gotten there yet". 

Mother prophesy which came true was Erankie Self s, a 
Charles Baglcv! for she was the bride of the class and has m. 
togs to mie her happy. Her husband is a member of the I 



The St. Mary's Muse 65 



Firm of Self & Bagley at Hickory, but since December has been 
Postmaster. He is very acive in all kinds of war work, and is 
Secretary of the Catawba County War Saving Committee, Liberty 
Loan Committee, Jewish Fund, etc. Frankie belongs to the Ked 
Cross, of course, but most of her time is taken up with the "only 
children in the world," Mary Frances and Frankie Self, who are 
already planning to go to St. Mary's some day, and with her house- 
hold affairs. As FOOD IS AMMUNITION she has really done 
more actual war work than any of us, even if she hasn't time for the 
Ked Cross, for this summer she has canned three hundred quarts 
of fruit and vegetables to say nothing of the jelly and preserves. 



The Class of 1912 

By Patsy Smith 

The class of 1912 has done nothing brilliant or thrilling either 
collectively or individually, so what news I shall be able to gather 
will be most drab-like in nature. 

"Anna Strong" who has been in Raleigh working for the Food 
Administration Department, has, since graduation, finished a Kin- 
dergarten course at Columbia, taking a fine stand, and has taught 
in Yichere, La. ; San Jose, California, and last year, at Davenport, 
Iowa. She will teach again next year at Davenport. While in 
California she was one of the girls chosen by a film manufacturing 
company to represent a "true California type of Western Woman- 
hood" picturesquely posing against an orange tree. 

"Elizabeth Hughes" has been doing her best to train the youth- 
ful mind along the most advanced pedagogical lines and is in Hali- 
fax now recuperating from the effects of the winter's strenuous 
teaching. 

"Lina Lockhart" is now Mrs. William Nash Everett, Jr., but 
I do not know where to reach her. 

"Nellie Hendricks" still lives at Marshall and is interested in 
all kinds of War Work, as we all are. 
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66 The St. Mary's Muse 

'Trances Bottum" has had the Chemistry Department at St. 
Mary's as you know. 

I don't know a thing about "Margaret Broadfoot's activities. 
She lives in Fayetteville. 

"Fannie McMullen" from Elizabeth City has been having gay 
times, but of her I know almost nothing at all. 

I took English, Art, and Music at Teachers College, Columbia 
University and then a year of Illustration Advertising at Parson's 
School in ISTew York and have had three timid covers on the local 
magazine "Everywoman's." I have been given the Art Department 
of The Woman's Club for the coming year. 



With) the Class of 1913 

By "Jennie Woodruff" (Mrs. Carl A. Korn) 

"Mary Brown Butler" our Valedictorian is in Washington, in the 
Supply Division of the Ordance Department as a Captain's clerk. 

"Caroline Jones" (Mrs. Edward Quintard) and son are living 
in Washington. They visited at "Little Switzerland" this summer. 

"Ellen Johnson" is doing her best at home, but is very anxious to 
go to France with the Bed Cross. Her brother William is at an 
Officers' Training Camp; Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky. 

"Bebecca Kyle" has a brother who is Lieutenant in the Construct- 
ion Division of the Q. M. C. in Norfolk. 

"Bessie White" (Mrs. Walter Small) has a son. Her brother 
is in France. 

"Amy Winston" (Mrs. Watts Carr) is living in Durham. She 
has a brother in France. 

"Jennie Woodruff" (Mrs. Carl A. Korn) is living in Cape Charles, 
and finds her time very much taken up with her small son, Carl 
Korn, Jr. 



The St. Mary's Muse 67 



Tbe Class of 1915 

By Virginia Bonner 

The Class of 1915 still, as it always will, feels itself an integral 
part of St. Mary's and looks forward eagerly to each copy of the 
Muse, more so in fact, than ever, for by this means they are able 
to keep in touch with each other and feel drawn together as by a 
common tie. "The best of friends must part" and, sad to say, no 
matter how dearly classmates love each other, they naturally drift 
into different paths, their interests change and they lose sight of 
each other. However, each member of our class expresses pleasure 
at being once more to hear from the different ones through the Muse 
and sends her love and best wishes to them all in return. 

Mattie Moye Adams, who always comes first in the class by 
natural right, has been at home all the summer, working a part of 
the time. A few weeks ago, her eighteen year old brother was 
drowned and because of her severe loss, she has made no definite 
plans for the winter. 

Agnes Barton is the fourth fortunate one of our class. She was 
married on the 7th of June in Chapel Hill to Lieut, John Overton 
Dysart of Lenior, who is now with the 322nd Infantry. They 
stayed in Greenville, S. C, for five weeks and enjoyed the fasci- 
nating camp life. When Lieut. Dysart sailed for France, Gypsy 
went to work in the banking department of the Trust Companies 
in Hartford, which work she finds very interesting. 

Virginia Bonner is doing office work at the A. & E. College, or 
at least she has been, for at present she is hanging out the window, 
watching the soldier operations in the Fair Grounds. The only 
hope for any more work in this particular office is to have the shades 
nailed to the windows. 

Margaret Bottum is in Washington, D. C, with a branch of the 
Red Cross office. 

Elizabeth Carrison is studying Physical Education and will re- 
main at Columbia University, next winter. . 

Florence Clarke is still in St. Vincent's Hospital at Norfolk. At 
the time of her father's death, last spring, Florence spent several 



68 The St. Mary's Muse 



months at home and was thus delayed in graduating until some 
time in December. After that, she is thinking of army or Eed 
Cross work but her plans are not completed. 

Margaret Edwards is living in Wake Forest and those who have 
seen her recently, say that she is prosperous and happy. 

Lanie Hales is at present nursing — "no not a regular job" she 
says, but is looking after her sister's two babies who are visiting ; 
her. She has made many little trips, this summer, was in New 
York in May and thrilled to see Miss Thomas. Then, she went to 
Old Point and Morehead. Lanie is doing local Eed Cross, Canteen, 
knitting, etc. If she does not get into war more definitely, she will 
go to Kentucky to visit her sister, later. 

Matilda Hancock is busy doing Junior Eed Cross work and any 
other work of that kind that needs her and she had a very pleasant 
visit from Catherine Butt, this summer. Matilda has had one 
brother in France since November 1st in the Eainbow Division, who 
has already received one service stripe and in two months will re- 
ceive another. As he was in this last big drive, she is awaiting 
news with some anxiety. Matilda had planned to spend some time 
with another brother in El Paso, Texas, but as he has been drafted 
for limited service, after having been turned down several times 
because of broken arches, she has no definite plans for the winter. 

Maude Hotchkiss was married last January to Mr. Alger Geo. 
Maclaurin, to whom she had been engaged for two years. They 
were together until May, when he sailed for France and is now in 
an Officers' training camp in Southern France, where he will be 
given a commission very soon. Since his leaving, Maude has been 
at her home in Ealeigh. 

Gladys Jones-Williams has just spent six weeks in New York, 
studying at Columbia University. The first part of the summer, 
she helped run a Eed Cross tea room. Next winter, Gladys will 
teach in the high school where she taught last year. 

Anna Belle King has been unusually fortunate in being able to 
take the grand trip she had this summer. She went with a party to 
Detroit, Michigan, where one of the party bought a beautiful new 



The St. Mart's Muse 69 



car, and then made the trip home in it, going from Detroit across 
Lake Erie to Buffalo, where the trip in the car really began, with a 
day in Canada, stopping over in Albany, and then on to New York 
City. She says the prettiest part of the trip was the moonlight ride 
over Lake Erie and the trip along the Hudson from Albany to 
Poughkeepsie. Anna Belle spent a week in New York and had a 
wonderful time. After leaving New York, she came straight home, 
stopping over nights in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and 
Richmond. 

After this, she had a trip to Atlanta, where she visited her brother, 
before he left camp. Next winter she will go back to teaching 
and will have the second grade as usual, which she likes very much. 

Elizabeth Lay has been teaching a little girl, this summer, and 
has been "experiencing New York" — and has had a very instructive 
summer. This fall, she will go back to Carolina, where she is a 
senior. Elizabeth was Vice-president of the University of N. C. 
Woman's Association and had the terrifying experience of appearing 
in the play presented by the Dramatic Club, with girls in women's 
parts for the first time and where she also made a splendid impres- 
sion. Elizabeth intends to teach English, after she graduates, which 
is surely her vocation. 

Edith and Margaret Mann taught in a high school near their 
home last year, and were at home all the winter. This summer 
they attended an institute at Chapel Hill and are going to teach 
at Gastonia this winter. Edith is to have the 7th grade and Mar- 
garet the 5th. Edna taught at Elizabethtown last year and the 
year before. This winter she will have the first grade at Jackson. 
She stayed at home all summer, except for a few days at the beach. 

Louise Merritt has also joined the ranks of office workers and is 
in Washington, where she has been in the office of the Inspection 
Division of the Ordnance since last October. She finds War Work 
T ery interesting. In addition to her work, she studied piano last 
vinter and hopes to do the same this year. Louise intends to spend 
ome time in New York during the opera season. 



70 The St. Mary's Muse 



Florence Stone, as usual, "has just returned from a trip." This 
summer she has been doing Red Cross work three clays a week at 
the Ked Cross rooms and every Sunday Canteen work ; she has also 
been doing work at the Food Office and took the business course at 
St. Mary's last year, and kept up her voice lessons. In June 
Florence was in Greensboro and South Carolina, near Columbia.: 
In August she went to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., Washington and 
Berwyn, Md., near the College Park Aviation camp, where the 
aeroplane carrying mail from Washington to New York started. 
Her plans for the winter are unsettled. 

Frances Strong is doing Civil Service work in Washington. She : , 
spent her vacation in Ealeigh and was very enthusiastic over her 

work. 

Allene Thornburg has been working with the War Risk Insurance 
Department in Washington for seven months and she considers it an 
education in itself to be there in the "meeting place of the Union." 
In February she took a flying trip to New York, where she took in 
the most interesting places. In May, she took a trip of ten days with' 
her room-Mate, a Western girl, to the North West, taking in Chicago, 
Minneapolis, Sioux Falls and Lead, S. Dakota, where she went 
through the gold mines. In this place, they struck a regular western 
blizzard, where they had to plow through great drifts of snow in 
the Black hills. Then, she came down through Nebraska and back 
to Chicago, where she saw Sarah Bernhardt. From Chicago she 
went through Canada to Toronto, to Niagara Falls and back to Wash- 
ington. Now, she is trying to get into some overseas work, but as 
one must be twenty-five to do almost anything now, her extreme 
youth will probably keep her from her dreams. 

Pency Warren has been playing the a role of trained nurse" I 
her sister, who had a severe accident several weeks ago. Pency is 
"crazy about" teaching, so until she deserted that for the more thril- 
ling and modern role of nurse, she and a friend took turns teaching 
summer school. When school opened on September 2nd, she agaii 
took up her fourth-grade work and is very much interested in it. Ii 



The St. Mary's Muse 71 

addition to her other pleasures she has just moved into a nice, new 
bungalow, and so I imagine that the evenings cannot be too long for 
Pency. 

Gladys Yates was amrried to Lieut. Frank Fahrion last spring, 
and is now in Raleigh, where she spends most of her time when her 
husband is on the water. She makes flying trips to New York, 
Washington, Norfolk and other places, where her husband is sta- 
tioned at intervals for a short time. 

In this day when everyone wants to be useful — and above all, 
wants to appear useful— when we have brothers and cousins and 
friends "over there," helping to finish up the Big Job, the class of 
1915 is not found wanting, but each one is filling a place, doing the 
best she can, whether it is nursing, war work, teaching or staying at 
home, where there are so many things to do, and may they all con- 

i tinue throughout the years to be of service wherever they are, to be 

j successful and a credit to our Alma Mater. 

Virginia Bonner, Class Secretary. 



Th)e Class of 1916 

By Frances Geitner 

We are very proud to have among our number three "War 
Workers" : 

"Jo Wilson," who is a Government Interpreter in French and 
Spanish at New York; "Mary Floyd," who is working for the 
Federal Food Administration Board also at New York ; and "Fannie 
Stallings," who is doing Government work in Washington. 

"Mary Floyd" will have charge of the Latin Department in the 
High School at Hartsville, S. C, this term. 

"Katherine Bourne" will teach this year in Chapel Hill. She 
has a brother in the Service. 

"Selena Galbraith" expects to teach in Johnston, S. C, again next 
year. During the summer she visited "Jane De Loatch" in Ports- 
mouth, Va. 



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"Helen Wright's" husband has gone across. He is 1st Lieut. 
H. F. Munt, Medical Corps. Helen will live in Wilmington until 
he comes back. I've just been down to see her and while I was 
there Dr. Munt got his orders, so we went to Saluda and stayed 
awhile. Then I went over to Asheville to see the Holmes girls and 
Katherine Bourne, who has been spending the summer there. 

My brother John went over in April. He is a First Lieutenant 
in the 4th IT. S. Infantry, 3rd Division. 

"Rena Harding," after a very pleasant summer visiting in South 
Carolina and in Chapel Hill, expects to teach the fifth grade in 
Washington, N". C. 

I think that "Sue Lamb" will teach in Henderson again this year, 
but am not sure. 

"Annie Cameron" will teach the first grade in Hillsboro again 



this year. 



Tbe Class of 1917 

By Virginia C. Allen 






Last winter "Virginia P. Allen" taught a little private school, 
visited around this summer and is now working for her father in the 
Goldsboro Shoe Co. She has three uncles in the Navy, two of whom 
are Commanders and one a Rear-Admiral. 

"Emma Badham" is going to teach again on her native heath. 
She had a most delightful trip up North with her father this summer. 

"Frances Cheatham" taught the fourth grade in Henderson last 
year and is going to do the same thing this year. She has one 
brother in the Service, Private Alston Cheatham, Intelligence Divi 
sion, now in France with the 81st Division. 

"Elmyra Jenkins" is going to teach again at home this year. He: 
brother, Kelly is a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps and 
has just been sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. 

"Golda Judd," now Mrs. Henry Grady Walker, the matron of 
our Class, is living in Greenville, N". C, and while she has no brother 
or husband in the Service her "Honor Roll" is filled to over-flowing 
with her little daughter, Judith Rosalind Walker, aged four months. 



: 



The St. Mary's Muse 73 



"Alice Latham" taught in Hendersonville last year. She is not 
going to teach again but thinks she will take the Civil Service ex- 
amination, with aspirations toward Washington, but she doesn't know. 

"Bubie Thome" visited several places, including St. Mary's, in 
the summer, took a surgical-dressing course and is going to teach 
English and History in the High School of Prosperity, S. C. 

"Eva Peele" went to Southern Pines in July to see her brother, 
who is a 2nd Lieutenant in 317th Field Artillery, 81st Division, now 
in France. She is going to teach Latin and English in the Roberson- 
ville High School as she did last year. 

"Annie Robinson" is, of course, at St. Luke's, and is still most en- 
thusiastic about her work. She went for a visit to her family in 
May. Her brother Page is in France and another brother Edmund 
is at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan. 

"Eleanor Relyea" has been doing Red Cross work this summer; 
she was at the information desk at National Headquarters. She 
also did Canteen work. She is now visiting a great aunt in Sagi- 
naw, Michigan, before going to ISTew York for a while with her 
mother, before she goes back to Smith College. 

"Virginia C. Allen" is again teaching the second grade in Hick- 
ory, 1ST. C. Nothing has been heard from "Nellie," "Jean Fairley" 
or "Georgia Foster." 



With the Class of 1918 

By Aline Hughes 

From the Class of '18 comes one chorus of good times during the 
summer holidays. Even our two busy stenographers, Katherine 
Drane and Helen Laughinghouse, tho' working hard in Raleigh, 
Katherine in the St. Mary's office and Helen in the office of the 
Secretary of State, seem to have enjoyed the summer. However, 
the whole class seems to be preparing for work during the winter, 
most of them with a business course, or something of the kind in 
view. 



74 The St. Mart's Muse 

Katherine and "B" Folk have spent a part of the summer at 
Nag's Head, where one always seems to have a good time. 

''Gertrude Pleasants" and "Henrietta Morgan" have spent the 
summer at home, Gertrude's sister Eose being married during the 
time to Dr. Moncure; while Henrietta has been preparing to teach 
the fifth grade in one of the Greensboro schools next winter. Kather- 
ine Hughes and Maude Miller have been having a good time most of 
the summer at home, tho' Katherine has been to Norfolk and Maude 
to Wilmington. Agues and Novella Moye have been visiting to- 
gether all around the State and having a "wonderful" time. Estelle 
Eavenel, or "Eavie," paid quite a visit to our classmate, Euth Gebert, 
in Louisiana, and Aline Hughes has had a delightful time visiting 
in North and South Carolina. 

Patriotism seems to have been in evidence all the time, however, 
from the reports of canning, gardening, Eed Cross work and so 
forth. With the exceptions of Novella, and Henrietta, who are 
going to keep house, and teach school, the whole class seems united 
in taking up business, either to take Government positions, or places 
left vacant at home. Whatever they may do, however, they think 
very often of school and wish very often that they might go thru 
those dear St. Mary's days again. 



The St. Mary's Muse 



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A Magazine published monthly except in July and August at St. Mary's 
School, Raleigh, N. C, in the interest of the students and Alumnae, under the 
editorial management of the Muse Club. 

Address all communications and send all subscriptions to 

THE ST. MARY'S MUSE, 

Correspondence from friends solicited. Raleigh, N. C. 

1918-19 

Ellen B. Lay, '19 Editor-in-Chief 

Louise Toler, '19 Business Manager 



Announceroent 

The Muse like so many other things has suffered as a result of the 
influenza epidemic and the difficulties resulting from it. This 
Alunmae Number is the first number which has been published since 
last spring. Other numbers are now ready for the printer and will 
follow at short intervals. 

The copy for this Alumnae Number was prepared and furnished by 
the Alumnae Editor in time for publication by November 1st, 
Founder's Day. That it was not issued by that date is the fault of 
the publishers, not of the Alumnae Committee. The close of the War 
has caused some of the material to suffer in newsiness more than it 
would otherwise have done. 

We deeply regret that the publication has been delayed and hope 
that the supporters of The Muse will have no further cause to wonder 
at the nonappearance of the paper. E. C. 



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COMPANY 

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in the City for the 

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FOR REAL SHOES 



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The honest farmer's apple crop 
Has been dispatched to town. 
The barrels look this way on top: 

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RALEIGH, N. C. 



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TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT TO COLLEGE 
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Phone 149 



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HELLER'S SHOE STORE 
SHOES AND HOSIERY 



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FISH AND OYSTERS 



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RALEIGH, N. 0. 
College Pennants, Pillows. Picture* 
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Phone 107 
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Base Balls, Basket Balls 
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ileigh French Dry Cleaning Company 

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12 W. Hargett St. 



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e carry the most complete line of Fruit a nd 
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the beauty and convenience of oar modern, well-appointed dining place. 



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St. Marts School 



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(for girls and young women) 



78th SESSION" BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18, 1919 



Session Divided Into Two Terms. 

Easter Term Begins January 23d, 1919. 



1. TEE COLLEGE 
I 2. TEE MUSIC DEPARTMENT 
\ offerT " ) S ' THE ART DEPARTMENT 
i-truction / 4- TEE ELOCUTION DEPARTMENT 

ranmLu ) 5 ' TEE E0ME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT 

6. TEE BUSINESS SCEOOL 

7. TEE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT 



1918-19 are enrolled 250 students from 16 Dioceses. 

Twenty-eight Members of the Faculty. 



'I Furnished, Progressive Music Department Much Equipment 
New. Thirty-six Pianos. New Gymnasium, Dining 
t Eall and Dormitories. 

pedal attention to the Social and Christian side of Education 

fout slight to the Scholastic training. 

'or catalogue and other information address 

Rev. Warren W. Way, Rector. 

|Dt • BROUSHTON PRINTIN* CO.. lALIIOH N. e. 



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Spring Jlumber 

aprtl=iWap, 1919 



POST-EASTER CALENDAR, 1919 



Sunday, 

Monday, 

Wednesday, 

Thursday, 

Saturday, 

Monday, 

Tuesday, 
Thursday, 

Saturday, 
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Monday, 



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April 
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May 
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May 26: 



Easter Day. 

Easter Egg Hunt. 7:30. 

Elocution Pupils' Recital. 5:00. 

Cello and Violin Recital. Misses Ray. 8:15. 

St. Margaret's Chapter. 8:00. 

Piano Certificate Recital. Miss Florie Belle Morgan 

8:15. 
Inter-society Debate. 8:00. 
Piano Certificate Recital. Miss Lou Spencer Avent 

8:15. 
Junior-Senior "Banquet." 8:00. 
Voice Recital. Miss Anita Smith. 8:15. 
Annual "School Party." 8:00. 
Alumnse Day. 77th "Birthday" of St. Mary's. 
"Al Fresco Evening" (in honor of the Alumnse) 
8:15. 
: Annual Chorus Concert. 8:30. 

Piano Certificate Recital. Miss Katharine Alston. 
8:15. 
24: Final Examinations. 
27: Commencement Season. 
: Annual Elocution Recital. 
: Commencement Sunday. 

7:50 a. m. Holy Communion. 
11 : 00 a. m. Service, with Commencement Sermon by 
the Rt. Rev. H. J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop 
of Atlanta. 
5:00 p.m. Alumnae Service. 

11:00 a.m. Class Day Exercises in the Grove. 

4:30 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion. 

5:30 p. m. Annual Exhibit of the Art and Domestic 
Art Departments. 

8:30 p. m. Annual Concert. 

9:30 p.m. Rector's Reception in honor of the 
Graduating Class. 



I 



Tuesday, May 27: 



7:00 a. m. Holy Communion. 
11:00 a.m. Graduating Exercises in the Auditorium. 
Final Exercises in the Chapel. 



The St. Mary's Muse 

SPRING NUMBER 
V x ol. -XXIV.:*2^TTC--Apeil-May, 1919 No. 3 

Dawn of Peace 

The stars still shone in the deep sapphire 

Of the sky, like flecks of gold; 
The murmuring voices of Night's soft choir 
Were hushed, but the wind blew cold — 
Blew strong, blew free, 
From 'cross the sea, 
With news of peace and victory. 

The stars grew dim and the sky grew pale, 

Then flushed with a golden flood 
Of color, as Day drew back her veil, 
And the sun rose red as blood. 
Rose high, rose free, 
O'er land and sea, 
With news of peace and victory. 

And with the sun, in equal power, 

O'er all the wondering world, 
There floats aloft o'er dome and tower 
The Starry Flag unfurled. 
Float high, float free, 
Eternity 
Shall ring with peace and victory! 

Mary T. Yellott, '20. 



The Return of the 1 13th 

Louise C. Walton, 2 A 

The war was real to us : we could almost see the battle-lines, and 
»ur brave men, as they played a part in them to be ever recorded in 
dstory. We could feel the hot, smoky air, and we experienced 
hrough sympathy the suffering, the privation, the strong endurance, 



2 The St. Mary's Muse 

and the dauntless resolution of the men we so loved. When the news 
of peace came to us, we at St. Mary's still lived with the spirit of our 
men, and having fathers, brothers, cousins as well as friends in their 
ranks, we doubly gloried in their success, and our hearts rose up in 
thankful prayer to see our flag wave once more over a land of peace; 
to see the sun shed her golden rays over the smiling, rejoicing land, 
now, as ever, victorious in the right. Even then we waited expec J 
tantly for the clay of return, when we should greet the heroes, whosi 
every move we had so long sympathized with, and whom we had longed 
to cheer and comfort, and to lessen the hardships and home-sickness, 
they were called upon to undergo in a far-off land. 

We at St. Mary's were thrilled to the uttermost when the North 
Carolina regiment returned. We were glad and proud to welcome 
them as our American boys, but there was an added sweetness because 
they were Southern boys. The contrast was perhaps striking between 
these boys of Carolina, and those other dear ones in tattered grey, that 
halted before our school some sixty years ago ; and yet I am sure 
beneath the brown of Today, as in the grey of Yesterday, is the same 
courageous, unconquerable, dauntless spirit ; the same noble instincts, 
and charming courtesy that is as undying in the Southern gentleman 
as is honor itself. We Southerners, when we viewed their resolute 
faces, their unbent ranks, felt that the South had indeed come into 1 
her own at last. Vanquished but unconquered, the noble spirit of a : 
true and noble race has passed into a fuller growth, and now a great 
nation accepts her men as her true and loyal sons, and acknowledges 
them to be the bravest of all. 

St. Mary's was hushed by the sight that, though so joyful a one, 
was solemn, and for a while we could scarcely sing our welcoming 
songs, but as the well-loved words of "Dixie" came from our lips, and 
the soldiers halted to listen, there was instilled into our song a new 
note of feeling, a sympathy for all that the men of this war have gone 
through, mingled with welcoming pride. Even in this hour of glad- 
ness the war was brought closer to us ; we realized that our men have 
suffered even more than we had thought, and have been sustained 
through all by the chivalry and honor common to all Americans, but 
especially so to those from Dixie. 



The St. Mary's Muse 



Oh, All the World is Happy— Even the Birds 

Louise C. Walton, 2 A 

Through all the long, dreary winter evenings Agnes had sewed, 
iiitted, or written letters, and always she had planned for the Golden 
\iture that was coming. Then, when her heart began to fail a bit, 
le used to kindle a blazing fire in the old-fashioned sitting-room, and 
.sten to the crackling logs, and watch the firelight play on the tall 
rass andirons. Then when the logs fell apart, and only golden embers 
oarkled, and a weird ghostlike host of shadows played in and out, 
bhind the old bookcase, and lighted up quaint portraits on the wall : 
lien Agnes would dream. Usually she dropped upon a cushion on 
le hearth-rug, and leaned her elbows on her knees and, with her chin 
1 her palm, would make her own gay Golden Future in the glowing 
bals. Again, she would pull old "tabby" to her lap, and stroke her 
rev back until her purr outdid the bubbling teakettle. Agnes loved 
urring cats and kettles for they indicated perfect comfort and Home 
) her. Here in the old Southern house, with its white columns and 
3se gardens, and giant oaks, here with only Aunt Polly for com- 
anion, had been home in a way — but oh, for a cozy cottage, with wee 
its of rooms, all, all, her own, with her own bubbling kettle and fat 
bbies, and her own cozy parlor to be decked according to her girlish 

ste. She dreamed of things like these when she watched the spark- 
ng embers; but, when she listened to tabby and the kettle, her 
Jiioughts were of — perhaps — a high stone wall over which hung a 
lirge bough of Mrs. Brown's (the lady next door) apple tree, full of 
ich tempting loads of red fruit that Little Eve could not resist, and 
hen a Saturday came and Aunt Polly contentedly baked her Sunday 
asties, and Young Adam, rejoicing in his holiday, came to spend it 
•ith his fair neighbor, mischief brewed behind the old stone wall. 
Lnd then their pretty heads together, and Eve's brown eyes, full of 

delicious awe, were fastened on his mischievous blue ones. Then 
s "tabby's" purrs grew louder and she raised a friendly back to be 
proked, Agnes' dark eyes would open with a little start as though 
le were surprised to find herself a lady grown, and . 

Far over the surging, blue Atlantic a young officer lay on a hospital 
mch, his whole body half swathed in bandages. As the night nurse 



The St. Mary's Muse 



dozed, lie opened a pair of blue eyes that in health and happiness must 
have held a fund of rich humor, now wearing a pathos that pain! 
cannot give. With his eyes on a bright star that peered through a 
shell-hole in the roof of the tent, as though seeking to know the secrets 
of the inmates, the young Adam of yesterday fell a-dreaming. Through 
the dim fields of his memory floated a little figure with loose brown; 
curls and dark eyes full of awe, and confidence — in him. Just now, 
he beheld a high stone wall to which he clung, ever and anon dropping 
a rosy-cheeked apple into the pinafore of a wee bit of a girl with smil- 
ing lips and a blue sunbonnet that fell back, disclosing her pretty 
face and tousled curls. . . . The soldier sighed and moved his i 
one free arm, and flung it over his scarred face. 



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I 



Agnes turned with a guilty start to view Aunt Polly, with lighted 
candle and curl-papers — Aunt Polly in tight blue kimona, with tight 
lips. 

"Just dreaming of the Past, Auntie, dear." The tight lips relaxed, 
and a voice that must have always only pretended to be stern replied: ! 

"Silly one ! The Past at twenty-two ! To bed with your fancies, 
child — and don't forget to put 'tabby' out." 

******* 

The soldier tossed in abject misery on the cot, which was too short 
for him, and the night nurse rose with reproving finger : 

"Suffering, Captain ? JSTo ? Then to sleep at once ! The doctor 
has told you the consequences of moving. There ! Could you tell 
me ?" 

Her capable hands swept the dark hair from his forehead, and the 
face that had grown strong from viewing much suffering relaxed. 
The Captain shook his head, and closed the blue eyes that had begun 
to show a hint of suppressed mirth. 

"Merely dreaming of the Past, thanks Nurse — and — and — " 
Weary, he fell asleep. 

******* 

Outside the old stone wall, yellow daffodils blossomed; crocuses 
pushed their winter burden of sodden leaves aside and smiled up at 



The St. Maby's Muse 



he blue sky, in gay groups of red, and blue, and lilac. Agnes, with 
ake and in big straw hat, was raking round the rose bushes, while 
Unit Polly, with savage shears, pruned the bushes right and left. 
V blue-bird chirruped on the bough of the old apple tree that hung 
wer the wall, and Agnes stood at attention. 

"Behold, Auntie, Happiness seeks us already! Oh, isn't it ideal 
o live! The whole world seems coming to — and — " 

Of a sudden she fell to work with renewed vigor, her pretty lips 
inn, and her brown eves steady. 

"My dear," mused Miss Polly, examining a twig of rose bush, 
dear, clear, I believe it's about to sprout ! Spring is truly here. 
kYhat ? Oh, yes ! I believe Captain Jack will be home ere long. His 
nether is heart-broken. Do you know, Agnes! What are you doing 
o that bush ?" 

****** * 

On the steps of the old Winthrop house Captain Jack stood with 

mcovered head. His mother *s arm still lingered on his shoulder, 

md her eyes still glistened with unshed tears, all hidden behind the 

vorld of hope, and fear, and mother love, and the brave strength that 

leaven had eiven in that hour of need. 

! "As though it will matter ! Why, son, if it mattered you wouldn't 

leant her ! Why, dear, your father was ten thousand times more be- 

i * 

loved because he could not walk, for all those years ! / know little 

ignes, dear little Agnes — to think you could consider — " 
"!N"o, mother, I didn't 'consider' — father was your husband, and, 

resides — besides, do you think I'd offer myself to any girl — and 

ignes! — a — cripple ?" 
"But go and tell her, my son, right now, now, before you even go 

nside your home — don't let her think you have — forgotten." 

■Sr ■&■ -5f -H* *& tt vr 

Aunt Polly hummed, and patted her dainty pasties, giving each 
i final prick, as she bestowed it to the oven. 

Outside, Agnes sat upon an old rustic bench, beneath the apple- 
tough ; her eyes were sad, and her rake lay on the ground beside her, 
md on it the big straw hat. Of a sudden a little flutter of wings 
eached her ears, and Bluebird hopped on a twig, and swayed. Agnes 



6 The St. Mary's Muse 



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kept still, and lie eyed her, disapprovingly, then, deeming her harm- 
less, began to prime Himself, and to sway. Giving himself a fin 
shake he hopped nearer, and cast suspicious eyes on Agnes, who 
never stirred, then began to twitter. The sun gleamed through the 
branches, and stirred the sap in every twig; more crocuses opened 
bright, starry faces to the clear sky, that smiled back with scarcely a 
fleck of white. Somewhere on the topmost twig of the old apple tree 
another bluebird cast adoring eyes on the dainty little lady who twit- 
tered on the twig, and swayed — then a burst of exultant song swept 
through the branches, and Milady turned her head, and Agnes dared 
scarce to breathe. 

" All the world is happy — even the birds — I alone — " She had 
not heard the gate click, so rapt was she in the bluebird's song, am 
now she turned at a slight rustle beside her. 

"Agnes ! Oh, Agnes ! All the world is happy — even the birds- 
except you and — me !" 

And then, will you believe it, the bluebirds never stirred, and only 
cast bright approving eyes at one another, and now and then twittered 
a bit of joyous song, and below — 

"Dear Jack, to think that it would make a difference ! Dear Jack, 
it makes you ten thousand times dearer. Oh, all the world is happy- 
even the birds !" 






Letters 

Ruth Womble, '20 



In my bedroom, over by the wardrobe, stands an old shabby trm 
which looks as though its proper place were in the attic, or, better 
still, in the trash pile, but even if others see nothing in it but an old 
relic, this old trunk means much more than that to me, for in it are: 
some of the best friends I ever had. Now, gentle reader, don't mistake 
my meaning, or take it too literally. I mean that this old trunk holds 
many of my letters, long cherished, saved from my youth, some of 
them yellow with age, but, nevertheless like wine, more precious be- 
cause they are old. Letters are friends, or just the same as friends, 
to me, for in reading them each one recalls to me some one whom I 



The St. Mary's Muse 7 

ve loved, or if not loved, at least respected. When I was a shy 
ung lass, I acquired this habit of saving my letters, for T suspected 
en then that I would some time grow old, and perhaps wonld enjoy 
>king over them in my leisure hours. What a blessing my youthful 
oughtfulness has proven to my old age ! I used to tie the choicest 
es in packets with ribbons from candy boxes and other things, and 
d them away. These I still have, my grandmother's old trunk being 
y treasure box. 

I often spend whole afternoons, not always rainy ones, with my 
^asnre box. As I reverently lift the packets, one by one, old mem- 
ies and familiar faces flock about me. The first recalls the face of 
y little friend E., who used to be my best girl friend, and at whose 
use I have spent many pleasant days. She had one fault, that of 
[king too fast, and too much, and I believe she retains that habit 
this day, but I believe it is one not uncommon to members of our 
s. We next meet R., little R. who you might say was "crushed" 

me. She was a little grey-eyed, black-haired girl, ten years my 
nior, at whose home I once visited. She took a liking to me, and 
*ote me in her dear childish way for quite a while. I remember 
w fond she used to be of "tootsie rolls," and how one day she poured 
me Hoyt's cologne (my readers will doubtless recall its odor) into 
y new white slippers, and the scent remained until the slippers were 
>rn out. And this next packet, smelling still faintly of tobacco, 
is ! some of its letters are even tear-stained, for it contains the ones 
3m my one and only lover, at least the only one I was ever engaged 
How my tender heart used to thrill over the smiles of the hand- 
tne, black-eyed S. ! We decided after we had known each other but 
o weeks that one's life would be incomplete without the other, but 
seems we were wrong, for after a violent quarrel over almost noth- 
», he forsook me for another ! Hence I have lived a life of single 
^ssedness feeling that I could be happy with no other man, and, 
deed, not having had a chance to see if I could. But let us not 
iger over these sad thoughts. The cramped, old-fashioned writing 

the plain envelopes is that of my respected Aunt J., who has long 
ice left this "vale of tears." She used to write me as regularly as 
3 week came, and I sometimes didn't even bother to open the letters, 



The St. Mart's Muse 



for I knew them by heart. They were practically the same evei 
time. As the weather, and the number of hens she had set varied, it 
her letters varied. She was a good old woman — Aunt J. She remer 
bered me in her will, because I was named for her, and I will nevi 
forget her. One more glimpse of a packet containing letters wi; 
red crosses on the envelopes — some of them yellow (not from ag( 
and post-marked "France." These represent my "Great Adventure 
For a long while I wrote to a soldier boy whom I had never seen. Th 
was nothing unusual, however, for those were the days of the gre;< 
war, and many other girls were doing the same. He was a hanclson* 
fellow, I knew by his writing, and I dreamed of a romantic meetir 
when my hero should come marching home, but alas ! the dreams nev« 
came true, for he suddenly stopped writing and I've never heard froi 
him since. That was right after I sent him my picture. I tried m 
to mind, because his name was Wooclhouse, and I said to myself 
could never have married a man named Woodhouse. There are niair 
many more packets, my friends, which as I look over, make me wis 
the happy days of youth might last forever. 



Blue Ridge 

Elizabeth Waddell, 2 A 

The very term, Blue Ridge, makes those of us who have learnei 
to love it eager to hear what will follow. You will love it, too, whe: 
you hear what it has meant to the four St. Mary's delegates who wer 
sent there last year. We attended the Missionary Education Move 
ment Conference with a special purpose in view. Each of us wantei 
to help in the Junior Auxiliary at St. Mary's, and in the many Chris 
tian movements and societies in our own home towns. 

You can readily see, then, with what enthusiasm we went to thi 
Conference, and, better still, with what love and respect we cairn 
away. 

Perhaps a day's program will give a complete idea of what our worl 
and pleasure comprised. We got up at six-thirty, to the bugle call 
and dressed hurriedly in order to attend the "morning watch" a 



The St. Maet's Muse 9 



even o'clock. This "morning watch" was what we call prayers. 
Everywhere on the moimtain-side conld be seen at this hour different 
mall groups, offering morning prayer out in the open, where every- 
lins' seemed so near to God and nature. Then came breakfast ! and 
lthough our many cheers and songs took much of our time, one 
ould not say we neglected this part of our program. Then followed 
hapel services and classes. "The Why and How of Foreign Mis- 
ions" was one subject and well worth taking. We learned all about 
lissions as well as how to conduct a class. Imagine St. Mary's girls 
Baching a class of grown women, and most of them terribly wise. 
The Negro," and the "South Today" were interesting social prob- 
3ms of today, and those of us who took those were especially well 
astructed. Of course the entire interest at Blue Eidge was, is, and 
rill be kept up by the many splendid teachers and workers. We, 
urselves, were just "in love" with Dr. Sturges, Miss Claudia Hunter, 
liss Richardson, and Dr. Myers. 

To resume. After lunch we spent the afternoon in climbing moun- 
ains, swimming and attending story-hour. Then supper, and after- 
wards, vesper service. This service was our small way of showing 
reat thanks for the happy clay which had just passed. The bugle 
lew only too soon, for each time, the day of departure drew near. 

So you see our ten short clays were always full of pleasure and a 
wonderful work, which every one agrees to call "The Blue Ridge 
nspiration." 



10 The St. Mary's Muse 



A Spring Nigrjt 

Maby T. Yellott, '20, E A n 

The sun had kissed the heavens good-night, 
And left them flushed with rosy light, 

All deeply blushing. 
The gathering twilight by degrees 
Had tucked the birds in bed, the breeze 

To silence hushing. 

The crescent moon, still young and shy, 
Hung wavering in the dark'ning sky, 

Alone and far, 
While slowly paled the western glow, 
And throned in purple state hung low 

The evening star. 

So Night came on, still, peaceful, calm, 
And lovely in her robes of warm 

Star-studded blue; 
And from the goblet in her hand 
She sprinkled all the sleeping land 

With sparkling dew. 

Now softly in the pale starlight 
The myriad voices of the night 

In concert sing. 
The dawn, the day, the dusk are fair, 
But none in beauty can compare 

With Night in Spring! 



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SCHOOL NEWS 



Jaouary 18th— The Gym Party 

On account of the "flu" and the period of recuperation that fol- 
lowed it, athletics were at a stand-still up to Christmas, and the invi- 
tations to the new girls who were to become members of the Sigma or 
Mu Athletic Association were not issued until January. 

As usual the reception to the new members on Saturday night, 
January 18th, took the form of a bloomer party in the gym. 

The Mus arrived first and were waiting as the Sigmas came in, 
and then with each occupying one end of the gym, there was a hearty 
exchange of the Association yells, etc. Dancing followed them for a 
short time, after which there were two basketball games between the 
new members of the associations. Honors were even as the Mus won 
a game and the Sigmas won one. Punch was served during the 
evening. 

Everybody showed much "pep" and enthusiasm, and at the ring 
of the bell the party came to a very reluctant end. 

K. Glass, '20. 

January 25th— "Mrs. Jarley's Wax Worlds" 

On Saturday evening, January 25th, St. Anne's Chapter presented 
the old favorite, "Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works," for the benefit of the 
Thompson Orphanage. 

As of old, the entertainment was in the Parlor, and Josephine 
Erwin made an excellent Mrs. Jarley and, with her statues, highly 
amused the audience. 

The figures presented included: Liberty (Miss Dennis), Woodrow 
Wilson (Florida Kent), A Soldier (Bertha Susman), Opera Singer 
(Anita Smith), Araminta and Arabella (Ella Eogers and Annie 
Carr), Organ Grinder (Frances Kern), Monkey (Muriel Dough- 
erty), Negro Singers (Mildred Kirtland and Elsie Freeland), Dolls 
(Dorothy Powell and Margaret Springs), Tom (Belle Bessellieu), 
Little Nell (Lucy London Anderson), and, most effective, The Maniac 
( Margaret Ra wlings ) . 



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January 30th— Mr. Tbomas Skeyhill: Soldier and Poet 

Thursday night, January 30th, was the occasion of a very enter- 
taining talk in the schoolroom by Mr. Thomas Skeyhill, the Australian 
soldier-poet. Mr. Skeyhill, who was with the Anzacs at Gallipoli, 
was wounded and blinded and invalided home. A year ago he came 
to America, still blind, on a lecture tour, and his sight has been won- 
drously restored since he has been here. 

With Mr. John A. Park, publisher of the Raleigh Times, who 
introduced him very agreeably, Mr. Skeyhill took dinner with us 
and then spoke for an hour in the schoolroom, after which he had a 
brief impromptu reception in the Parlor. Miss Jones was entertain- 
ing the Seniors the same evening, and Mr. Skeyhill was later an honor 
guest at this party. 

Mr. Skeyhill has been in the English army since the war began, 
serving in the Dardanelles in 1914, and later in France at the battle 
of the Marne. His accounts of how a foreigner feels on becoming 
acquainted with Americans and American customs were exceedingly 
humorous, and kept us continually laughing. The most interesting 
account of his life as a soldier was his graphic description of the 
English landing on the Turkish coast in 1914. The entire audience 
remained spellbound while he pictured the Tommies trying to land 
on the rocks secretly at night, the struggles in the hidden nets and 
wire, the awful destruction by the Turkish guns, and finally the suc- 
cessful assault up the cliff. Mr. Skeyhill was an intimate friend of 
Rupert Brooke, and was with him when he died. He spoke of the 
part poets have played in this war, and of how very much they have 
aided and encouraged. 

Mr. Skeyhill recited a number of poems, including several of his 
own. Most of his poems were written while he was in service, such 
as "My Little Wet Home in the Trench," and "Old Pull-Through." 
His poem, "War, War, War," is very martial and inspiring. Mr. 
Skeyhill seemed much pleased with the South and has entitled one 
of his poems "Dixieland." L. L. A., '20. 



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February 1st — Kate AAcKJmmon Chapter 

I The old dining-room was the setting for an attractive scene Satur- 
ay night, February 1st, when the Kate McKimmon Chapter of the 
unior Auxiliary gave an entertainment in the form of a Spanish 
abaret. The room was transformed with the wisteria blossoms and 
ines twined about the columns, the lights covered and vines and 
jwers artistically arranged about the room. Small tables were placed 
Dout the room, and the steps leading to West Rock were entirely dis- 
uised to form an attractive "cozy corner." Girls in Spanish costume 
•rved light refreshments. A "jazz band," under the able leadership 
t 1 : Elizabeth Bowne, afforded excellent music ( ?) for the dancing and 
ie dancers crowding the room. Every one had a lovely time and 
kted to hear the band play "Home, Sweet Home." E. S., '20. 



February 3d — "Billy" Sunday 

On Monday evening, February 3d, we had the unusual opportunity 
: hearing "Billy" Sunday, who addressed the students and Faculty 
: St. Mary's, Peace, and Meredith College at the First Presbyterian 
ihurch at six o'clock. 

Hon. Josephus Daniels introduced Mr. Sunday and his musical 
jssistant, Mr. Eodeheaver, who gave on his trombone several selec- 
•ons which he had recently played for our boys in France, among 
lem "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." Then Mr. Sunday, 
,'i his inimitable manner, spoke on "Doing Usual Things in an Un- 
gual Way." At the close of his speech he introduced the audience 
I "Ma Sunday," who talked for a few minutes. This was the first 
'me many of us had ever heard Billy Sunday and we were all im- 
jressed with the noted evangelist. L. L. A., '20. 



February 6th — Clarenze Burjo 

On Thursday afternoon, February 6th, Mr. Clarenze Burjo, 'cell- 
t, at the invitation of Mr. Owen, gave a very delightful concert in 



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the Auditorium. The program was a popular one and included sucl 
favorites as Jocelyn's "Berceuse," "Humoresque," etc. "Hindu 
stan," "Rainbow," and "Smiles" were especially enjoyed by an appre 
ciative audience. 



February 9th) — Thje Valentine Party— preshroen to Juniors 

Saturday night, February 9th, the Freshmen entertained th 
Juniors in the parlor. The parlor had been closed all afternoon to al 
except the Freshmen, but vague rumors had managed to come to u 
of how beautifully the parlor was being decorated. However all tha 
we heard could not begin to describe what a wonderful success thi 
Freshmen had made. We Juniors felt that we had stepped into i 
real fairyland. There were "millions" of little red hearts arrange* 
on red ribbons so that they seemed not to be strung but to fall grace 
fully from the center chandelier to the four hanging lights and fron 
corners of the room. The whole wall was covered with hearts of al 
sizes. Four small white tables were placed about the room, and or 
each an artistic candlestick with shades made of hearts. Under th< 
large mirror a punch bowl was arranged containing fruit punch, anc 
next to it a table which was piled with small packages wrapped ii 
white and ornamented with hearts and arrows. We soon found thes< 
packages held delicious sandwiches, and every one thoroughly en 
joyed these delightful refreshments. During the evening we danced 
the Freshmen seeing to it that the Juniors were given quite a rush 
When we tired of dancing a new pleasure awaited us. We were blind 
folded and each one enjoyed trying to pin a gold arrow upon the centei 
of a big red heart. The evening ended with a series of lovely tableaux 
The door leading from East Wing was transformed into what ap 
peared in every particular and detail to be a large lace valentine. Th( 
lights were turned out and the first tableau was a Colonial lady anc 
gentleman, the second a girl of today and a soldier, the third a typica 
little girl holding a broken heart. Everybody hated to hear the 9 :3( 
bell ring and the Juniors all declared there never was a more attrac 
tive party, and they just wished the whole school could have enjoyec 
it with them. E. S., '20. 



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February 10th — Major Dupont 

We were fortunate Sunday evening, February 10th, in having 
iiLajor Edouard Dupont of the French High Commission speak to us 
in the parlor. Major Dupont is a personal friend of the Rector, and 
at Mr. Way's request he told us in an interesting and informal way 
much about the great war and its effect upon France. His home is at 
Chateau-Thierry, which of course is of particular interest to us. 

After the talk he elated us further by singing several French songs 
in a full and strong voice, beginning with the "Marseillaise." Mr. 
Dwen accompanied him upon the piano. After "Marseillaise," 
Madelon" was our favorite. E. S., '20. 



February 13th— "The Surprise Supper" 

On Thursday night, February 13th, the eve of St. Valentine's Day, 
as the bell rang at six-thirty the girls gathered from all the buildings 
to what they expected to be a usual Friday night dinner. Imagine 
then the surprise on the part of every girl when we reached the door 
and found the dining-room transformed, and what was expected to be 
a usual dinner became a regular banquet for hungry school girls. The 
whole building echoed with clapping and cheer after cheer for Mrs. 
Marriott whose sweet thoughtfulness had been the cause of this lovely 
surprise supper. On each table were two artistic candlesticks deco- 
rated with hearts, and lighted, which cast a beautiful glow over the 
whole room. In the center was a lovely vase of flowers about which 
was an attractive centerpiece made of eight red arrows and eight red 
hearts. Just enough for each girl to have one as a souvenir. Then 
came the dinner itself, which was just what every school girl likes 
best. The first course consisted of ham, beaten biscuits, chicken salad 
and mayonnaise, with delicious sandwiches and fruit punch. Then 
followed ice cream with marshmallow sauce, and cakes and candies 
in the shape of tiny hearts. We left the dining-room a laughing, 
happy crowd, all declaring that we would never forget the wonderful 
surprise supper Mrs. Marriott arranged for us. E. S., '20. 



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February I3trj— -Reed Miller 

On account of the influenza, it was impracticable to begin the Peace- 
St. Mary's Concert Series in the fall. The first of these concerts for 
the year was given on February 13th, when Mr. Reed Miller appeared 
in a song recital. Mr. Miller has a charming tenor voice, which was 
heard to the best advantage in a well-selected program. Mr. Owen 
accompanied him in his usual skillful way at the piano. Many of the 
numbers were familiar and all of them most attractive. Mr. Miller 
received many encores and was most accommodating in his responses. 
The program was as follows : 

a. Recitative and Aria — Soft Southern Breeze Barnby 

(Rebekah) 

6. Moonlight Elgar 

c. Under the Greenwood Tree Dunn 

A Couplet (Eugene Onegin) TscJiaikowsky 

Aria — iSalvator Rosa Gomez 

Cycle— A Beggar at Love's Gate Strickland 

(East Indian) 

a. Morning and Sunlight 

o. Breath of Sandalwood 

c. Temple Bells 
Cycle — Love's Epitome Salter 

a. Since I First Met Thee 

b. In the Garden 

c. She Is Mine 

Ye Auld Scotch Songs Crist 

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton Spilman 

Piper of Dundee OU Scotch 

Pipes of Gordon's Men Hammond 

A Khaki Lad Aylward 

To Madillon Koemmenich 

By and By ) . 

AT . , Tjr L Burleigh 

Nobody Knows i 

Dars Gwinter be er Lanslide Strickland 



February !5th— Mid=Year Dramatic Play 

Instead of the usual appearance just before the Christmas holidays, 
the first appearance of the Dramatic Club this year was on the 15th 
of February when Miss Davis presented "A Change of Fortune," in 



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three acts. These annual mid-year plays are always looked forward 
to with the greatest of interest, and that this one was most enjoyable 
reflected much credit on the actors and on the training of Miss Davis. 

Mildred Cooley and Millicent Blanton, as the quarrelsome business 
partners, jSTettleton and Johns, took their difficult parts with unusual 
ability. The audience was greatly delighted with Tony Toler, repre- 
sented by Elizabeth Bowne, who displayed an unsuspected dramatic 
talent. Rebecca Baxter, judging from the way she took the part of 
Miss Sally Parker, will make some fortunate business man a very 
charming stenographer. Mary C. Wilson played the heroine's part 
as she has clone in several former Dramatic Club plays, and this time 
was quite up to her usual standard. Betty Bonner, a newly dis- 
covered star, as Mrs. JSTettleton, had a difficult role to play and thor- 
oughly charmed her audience. Dorothy Kirtland's unusual ability 
in the line of character work was again shown in her handling of the 
part of Coddles, the "Henglish" maid-of -all- work. 

Following was the cast : 

George B. Nettleton ) _ . ( Mildred Cooley 

m t, t i, > Business partners J _..... _,. 

T. Boggs Johns ( j Millicent Blanton 

Krome, their Bookkeeper Jane Toy 

Miss Sally Parker, their Stenographer Rebecca Baxter 

Thomas J. Vanderholt, their Lawyer Ellen Lay 

Tony Toler, their Salesman Elizabeth Bowne 

Mr. Applegate Mary Yellott 

Office Boy Virginia Howell 

Mrs. George B. Nettleton Elizabeth Bonner 

Miss Florence Cole Mary C. Wilson 

Coddles, an English maid-of-all-work Dorothy Kirtland 



SYNOPSIS 

Act I — Offices of the Eureka Digestive Pill Co., New York. 
Act II — Home of Mr. Nettleton. Two weeks later. 
Act III — The same as act second. One week later. 



February 22d— The Colorjial Ball 

The Annual Colonial Ball took place Saturday night, February 
22d. At 8 :15 the big bell rang and in a short time the hall was trans- 



18 The St. Mary's Muse 

formed into a scene of old Colonial days. The grand march was led 
from the hall into the parlor by Nina Burke as a Colonial lady and 
Marian Drane as a Colonial gentleman. The march was quite effec- 
tive for there were ladies with snow-white hair plaited down their 
backs, girls in hoopes and pantaloons, and in fact every sort of cos- 
tume of Colonial times. The parlor was decorated with numerous 
small flags and one very large one. During the evening attractive 
favors were given to every one. The evening was spent in dancing, 
and as usual the 9 :30 bell rang all too soon. E. S., '20. 



March 1st— Grasshopper Cantata 

On Saturday night, March 1st, the Lucy Bratton Chapter pre- 
sented the "Grasshopper Cantata," the ancient tragedy with modern 
perversions. 

The Cantata has been given by Miss Sutton's Chapter on several 
occasions at St. Mary's, but not in the memory of the present gener- 
ation of St. Mary's girls, and if it was as amusing in the past as it 
amused the girls this year, it has always been a decided success. 

The songs of the bumblebee, black-bugs, and grasshopper were very 
funny, and the grand finale a most effective closing. The members 
of the Chapter took part. 



March 2d— Captain Cotton's Tall^ 

On Sunday evening, March 2d, St. Mary's had the privilege of 
hearing an informal talk by Captain Lyman Cotton, IT. S. 1ST. At 
the invitation of Mr. Way, Captain Cotton had consented to give us 
an idea of the work of the Navy during the war, besides telling as 2t 
whole what the Navy has done. He told us of the inventions pertain- 
ing to submarines and other naval crafts which had been perfected 
during the war, and of the other inventions which through the close 
of the war had never been in actual use. He explained the details 
very clearly and told us of many things of which we were ignorant. 



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Captain Cotton during the war was in command of a large division 
of submarine chasers which operated in European waters. He told 
us of many of his personal experiences — chasing submarines, the 
escapes or captures, and many other interesting details of navy life 
during the war, including some humorous sketches of the life of the 
sailors while on board ship. The whole talk was most instructive as 
well as most interesting. 

After Captain Cotton had finished speaking, his wife, a former 
St. Mary's girl (Miss Bessie Henderson, of Salisbury) spoke a few 
words of St. Mary's and what it had always meant to her. 

The whole evening was most delightful, and Captain and Mrs. 
Cotton had our very hearty thanks. R. Glass '20. 



Anarch 4tb — Sigmas to the Mus 

One of the most enjoyable parties of the year was that given in the 
hall, Tuesday evening, March 4th, by the Sigmas to the Mus. The 
Parlor was tactfully decorated with the red and white and blue and 
white colors of the associations. Streamers were hung from the center 
light to all corners of the room. A basketball was suspended under the 
icentral light. To carry out the idea, tennis racquets were crossed on 
the walls which also bore many Sigma and Mu pennants. The lights 
were covered with red crepe paper which shed a soft glow over the 
room. The girls in couples, dressed in white, a Sigma with a Mu, 
entered with the Grand March, and as they entered were presented 
with an arm band of their respective associations. Contest dancing- 
was the feature of the evening — Margaret Yorke, Nelle Blakeley, 
Hannah Townsend, Marietta Gareissen, Dorothy Powell, Frances 
Whedbee being winners in several contests. During the general danc- 
ing, paper clusters were given out. Punch was served during the 
evening and home-made candies were passed around. Just before the 
bell rang, Mna Burke, President of the Mus, voiced the general 
appreciation of a very enjoyable evening. 



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THE BASKETBALL SEASON 



March 3d 

The basketball season had a late start but opened with much en- 
thusiasm on Monday, March 3d. The Mus won, making a score of 
32 against the Sigmas 20. The game was fast and clean and showed 
good team work on both sides. 

The line-up was as follows : 

jj/ tt Sigma 

Barnard F Brown 

Kern F Waddell 

Burke G Cooper 

Glass G Battle 

Lay C Toy 

Barber S C Boy<3 

Field Goals: Barnard 3; Kern 12; Brown 6; Waddell 3. 

Free Throws: Barnard 1; Kern 1; Brown 1; Waddell 1. 

The second team game on the same afternoon resulted also in 
victory for the Mus. The score was 21 to 13. 

Mu Sigma 

Edmundson F S. Collier' 

Yellott F Denti 

Wimberly G Higgs 

Ruffin G Roberson 

Kent C Fairley 

Cbrismon S C Hale 

Field Goals: Edmundson 7; Yellott 0; S. Collier 5; Dent 1. 

Free Throws: Edmundson 4; Yellott 3; S. Collier 1; Dent 0. 

E. L. 



March 22d 

On March 22 d the first teams met again, but the Mus were crippled 
through the loss of their star, Fanny Mae Kern, although they put 
up a stiff fight. The final score was 28 to 14 in favor of the Sigmaa 



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The line-up was as follows : 
Sigma Mu 

Brown F Barnard 

Waddell F Edmundson 

3ooper G Wimberly 

Battle G Glass 

Toy C Lay 

Boyd S C Barber 

Field Goals: Brown 5; Waddell 8; Barnard 2; Edmundson 3. 

Free Goals: Brown 1; Waddell 1; Barnard 3; Edmundson 2. 

E. L. 



April 5tb 

"With each team having won one game, the contest on April 5th 
proved to be one of the most exciting games in several years. The 
Mus tried a new combination with Ellen Lay as forward and a new 
player, Florida Kent, as center. The Sigmas placed Jane Toy at 
guard and put in Hoke at center. Both teams played hard, fast, and 
fvell ; the passing of the Mus was quick and sure, but they were weak 
3n goal throwing. Elizabeth Waddell and Marjorie Brown played 
nost effectively for the Sigmas and added much to the score. Eliza- 
oeth Waddell was knocked out towards the end of the second half, 
3ut came back and played her usual brilliant game. Margaret Barn- 
ard threw a beautiful goal from a very difficult position far off to the 
side against the wall, the ball not touching either the goal or the back- 
poard. The score was very close, being 7 to 8 in favor of the Sigmas 
n the first half and ending 17 to 21 in favor of the Sigmas. 

The line-up was as follows : 

iigma j\£ U 

Vaddell F Lay 

5r <>wn F Barnard 

r °y G Burke 

battle G Glass 

Joke C Kent 

poyd S C Powell 

Field Goals: Waddell 4; Brown 6; Barnard 6; Lay 3. 

Free Goals: Brown 1; Barnard 1. 

E. L. 






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flpril 21st — Final Gan)<2 

On Monday, April 21st, the most exciting game of the season too 
place. It was a double-header between the first and junior teams 
Both sides put up a stiff fight in this final contest, but the Sigma firs 
team came out victorious and the Mu junior team. The first teair 
score was 34 to 27 in favor of the Sigmas. The junior team scor« 
was 35 to 20 in favor of the Mus. These games ended the basketball 
season, the final score being even. 

The line-up for the first team was as follows : 



Sigma 

Waddell F. 

Brown 

Cooper 

Battle 



Mu 
, . .La: 



.F Barnarc 

G Burki 

. G Ruffii 



Toy 
Boyd 



, C Ken 

. C Barbe: 



The line-up for the junior team game was as follows : 

Sigma Mu 

Whitaker F Wilson, M. 

Collier, E F Gareissei 

L G Scot 

G Jame 

C Venabte 

C Doughert; 



Lay, 
Everett 

Best 

Yarborough 



L. L. X. 



Chjeer Up 

The rain it poured, 

The sea it roared, 

The sky was draped in black. 

The old ship rolled, 

She pitched and bowled, 

And lost her charted track. 

"Oh, dear, Oh dear! 

Sir, will it clear?" 

Loud wailed a dame on deck. 

As they heaved the lead 

The skipper said, 

"It alius has, by heck!" 



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LENTEN OBSERVANCE 

Lenten quiet began with the observance of Ash Wednesday (March 
5) as a holy day, with school duties omitted. 

The special Chapel services were on Wednesday and Friday after- 
noons at six o'clock. The Rector, the Rev. Warren W. Way, gave 
brief addresses on Wednesday afternoons on "Some Actors in Our 
Lord's Passion," and on Friday afternoons on "The Sermon on the 
Mount." 

On Sunday mornings during Lent Mr. Way preached a series of 
sermons on "Christ as Our Example," and at the Sunday afternoon 
services he gave the Confirmation Instruction. 

On the Thursday evenings the Rev. Dr. A. B. Hunter gave a series 
of illustrated lectures in the Auditorium on Church History. 

Much interest was taken in the Mission Study classes held on Fri- 
day evenings. The three classes were taught by Mrs. Way, Ellen 
Lay, and Marian Drane. 



We Can and We Will 

If you think you're beaten, you are; 

If you think you dare not, you don't; 
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't, 

It's almost a cinch you won't. 

If you think you'll lose, you're lost, 

For out in the world we find 
Success begins with a fellow's will, 

It's all in the state of mind. 

If you think you're outclassed, you are; 

You've got to think high to rise; 
You've got to be sure of yourself before 

You ever can win a prize. 

Life's battles don't always go 

To the stronger or faster man. 
But soon or late the man who wins 

Is the fellow who thinks he can. 

—Walter D. Wintle. 



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AND SO FORTh 



Edited by Mary T. Yellott 



This is a school of weighty things, 
Where scales and measures abound; 
Miss F. says, "Dears, just use your ounce," 
Miss B., "This for the pound!" 



Tf)e Tuoeless Sextette 

Stop! Look! Listen! Now 

What harmony we hear — 
What chords and rhapsody so sweet 

Now fall upon the ear! 

A treble clear, an alto soft, 

A bass note deep and low — 
What soulful burst of harmony, 

So soothing to all woe. 

They sing, and lo! our hearts arise, 

The world with music rings; 
With chords of soothing sound sublime 

The peerless Tuneless sings! 

Sweet songs of love and moonlight still, 

A winsome, joyful tune; 
A rag or two, a symphony — 

The end comes all too soon. 

The songsters bow, the treat is o'er, 

But oh! we'll ne'er forget 
That music sweet that thrilled our hearts, 

The peerless, grand Sextette; 

K. Waddell. 



D. K.: "Nina Cooper and those girls certainly are smart. They're taki 
just 'bout the highest Math, there is." 
M. D.: "They are! What is it?" 
D. K. (in an awed voice): "Calisthenics!" 



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Base Hospital Nun)ber 42 — A SKetcb 

(Based on true facts, the story of a wounded soldier just returned, a knitted 
lilt sent through the Red Cross to France from St. Mary's, and the report 

a nurse that "the bright-colored knitted quilts gave much joy to the sick 
iys in the gray hospitals.") 



Tim opened his eyes arid looked around him much bewildered, 
verything in sight was gray, the walls, the floors, the bit of sky out- 
de ; the uniform of the nurse's aid across the room was somber gray. 
im immediately closed his eyes. The world was entirely too gray 
| keep one's eyes open. 

He began to think then, with his eyes tight shut however. It was 
Bar Soissons; the American boys were ordered to advance again, 
hey rushed over the top, ran a few hundred yards, at the command 
11 on their faces in the grass. In a moment the order came to advance 
rain. Tim sprang up, only to fall back for his ankle "would not 
ork." On investigation he found it to be shattered by a machine 
;in's deadly fire. Making a crutch of his gun, in disappointment, 
im turned back as his companions rushed on. He stopped many 
mes to bind up wounds for other comrades lying there helpless in 
o Man's Land. One of them applied a better bandage to Tim's 
ceding ankle, and it was hard to leave them there, but the pain was 
getting him," and Tim knew he must go on while he could. The 

ells whistled past his head, but Tim had no fear. 

He opened his eyes again, for the moment forgetting the gray sur- 

undings that would greet him. Pulling himself to a sitting posture, 
om suddenly whistled. 

"Why, IT ain't gray !" he exclaimed. 

"Rave on if you feel any better fer it," good-naturedly commented 
^e companion on the right. 

"Boy, howdy! Ain't it pretty!" cried Tim, as he fingered with 
^nuine happiness the many-colored patches of his new-found joy, a 
aitted quilt. 

"Ye didn't know we were goin' to be the only bouquet at the show, 
id ye now ?" said Tim, addressing it gleefully. "Say ! that is some 
(ito Stars and Stripes in the middle of ye. 'S. M. S.,' now I reckon 



26 The St. Mary's Muse 

that's the lady that made ye. 'Raleigh, 1ST. C.,' too, all in blue a: 
white knittin'. Well, Miss S. M. S. of Raleigh, in the good old State 
I take my cap off to ye right here. Ye'll do yer bit by many a fell* 
with bloomin' so pretty an' bright in this gray outfit. Boy, howdj 
but you're pretty!" 

Pulling the corner of his new-found treasure up under his chi; 
Tim, smiling, went to sleep. M. U. B. 



The Pathetic Ballad of the Miller of trje Dee 

The breezes of the summer's day 

LOW whispered in my ear this LAY, 

How once there lived, far o'er the LEE, 

The well-known MILLER of the Dee. 

His wee BROWN hut upon the HILL 

'Midst FIELDS of yellow grain stands still, 

But the summer rain and the winter HALE 

Beats down on the Miller's grave. His tale 

Was very sad — he cared for none — 

A BLOUNT old man was he. No fun 

He ever found in life; what's worse 

He always tried to DRANE the purse 

Of the BAKER who bought his flour and meal, 

And he always won on every deal. 

Not a single cent from the price he'd set 

WOODY ever BUDGE, nor soon forget 

A loan he'd made, or an unpaid debt. 

By the SWETT of his brow he earned his bread — 

We must judge him FAIRLEY, now he's dead. 

Remember that while he cared for few, 

None cared for him, and no one knew 

That all the while he was only faking, 

His kindly HART within was AIKEN 

For love denied him — 'tis too true! 

Before he died, this truth he knew — 

Joy is a thing of many HUGHES, 

And yet, whatever are your views, 

The BEST of happiness on wings 

Of self-denial always SPRINGS! 



Mr. Stone (in German class) : "Miss Batts, you may read." 

K. Batts: "Oh, my dear!" 

Mr. Stone (blushing) : "Not so publicly, please, Miss Batts.' 



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0t the Table 

Why, oh why is George so slow? 

We're waiting for the bread; 
The soup gave out long time ago — 

Where's George? (or John or N e a?) 

The other tables are most through, 

George, that is plainly seen. 
Here's pickles by the score, 'tis true, 

But not a single bean! 

Come, George, bring beans and bread and soup, 

Molasses don't forget; 
Bring apple-butter, tea, and milk, 

For we are hungry yet! 

This is the hungriest table 

Poor George has ever fed — 
He has to rush so much, I guess 

He wishes he were dead; 

Poor George! we'd plant asparagus 

And turnips at his head, 
And he'd be glad no more to hear, 

"George, hurry with the bread!" 

K. Waddell. 



Did the Flu start with Florence Aiken? 

pid Virginia Howell for Weeks or Moore? 

)oes Waddie like Martha Best? 

f Margaret Springs into the wrong Pou, will Helen Budge? 



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EDITORIAL STAFF, 1918-19 
Ellen B. Lay, '19, Editor-in-Chief 

Reporters 
Epsilon Alpha Pi Sigma Lambda 

Eleanor Sublett, '20 Rene Glass, '20 

Millicent Blanton, '20 Lucy London Anderson, '20 

Jane Tot, '20, Exchange Editor 

Mary T. Yellott, '20, Editor of "And So FortJi" 

Louise Toler, '19, Business Manager 

Jane Ruffin, '20, Assistant Business Manager 



> 



EDITORIAL 



We cannot believe that the j\Iuse is really going to press ! We hs 
dreamed for so long of a real Muse, printed and done up in style, tl 1 
we find it hard to realize that soon we shall he holding it in our ham 
The height of our ambition is reached ! We can desire no more ! 

We are believers in the old adage, "It's better late than neve] 
People have asked, "Eventually; why not now?" incessantly siii 
Christmas. We are thankful that "Eventually" has come. The Mc 
is unwilling that an entire school year slip by with no printed p 1 
trayal of school life and no permanent record of the affairs of t 
school. We feel it our duty to get out as many editions of the Mu: 
full of pep and liveliness, as possible between now and the end of t 
year. E. B. L. 



The St. Mary's Muse 29 



Inter-Society Debate 

Tuesday, April 29th, was the date of the eighteenth Animal Inter- 

)ciety Debate, always an event of the first interest and importance 

all at St. Mary's. By winning this year the Sigma Lambda got 

greater lead over the Epsilon Alpha Pi, as they have now won eleven 

■bates to the E. A. P's seven. 

The question for debate this year was : "Resolved, That Ireland 
ould have complete independence." Ellen Lay, '19, and Millicent 
anton, '20, upheld the affirmative for the E. A. P., while Elizabeth 
jwne, '19, and Lucy London Anderson, '21, debated for the Sigma 
unbda on the negative. Elizabeth Bowne was the new representa- 
e; the other three spoke for their respective societies last year. 
The Commencement Marshals who are elected by the literary so- 
■ties were chosen on March 25th. E. A. P. elected Eleanor Sublett, 
}, as Chief Marshal. The Society's other Marshals are Millicent 
anton, '20, and Dorothy Kirtland, '21; while the Sigma Lambda 
pse Jane Kufirn, '20, and Eainsford Glass, '20. The regalias have 
en delivered, and the Marshals took up their regular work ushering 
all school functions after the Easter holidays. 



St. Mary's Notes 

In the months without the publication of the Muse, we have tried 
supply the principal school news in tabloid form by the semi- 
•nthly publication of the St. Mary's News-Letter. Eleven of these 
tie sheets have been issued to date. 

Extra caution due to the prevalence of the influenza in the fall is 
.ibtless partly responsible for the absence of the minor contagious 
eases in St. Mary's as elsewhere this spring. There was no recur- 
Lce of the "flu" and no outbreak of other disease on the return 
er the Christmas holidays. 

The registration of resident students has this session decidedly 
passed the attendance at any previous session, and the average 
|endance has also been larger than ever before. The 200 mark was 
sed for the first time in January of this year. The total registra- 



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tion of boarding students for the year lias been 203, and the averi 
attendance 170. 

On account of the epidemic of influenza, which caused the suspe 
sion of school duties for two weeks from September 25th to Octob 
9th, there has been an adjustment of the School Calendar for tl 
year to provide for making up the lost time. 

The changes in the Calendar included the shortening of the Chri 
mas vacation one week ; the omission of Founder's Day and Alum 
Day as school holidays, and the readjustment of the final examinatio 
to give two days more time for regular recitations. 

O tl 

Dr. A. W. Knox, School Physician for many years, and masti 
worker during the epidemic, who has held many offices of trust 
connection with the war work, became Military Medical Aide to tl 
Governor late in September with the commission of Captain in tl 
United States Medical Keserve Corps. His place here as school ph 
sician was filled from October 1st to January 1st by Dr. Aid 
Smedes Eoot, whose connection with the school has always been clo 
and who is namesake and grandson of the founder. 

The visit of the delegates to the Blue Ridge Conference last J 
has shown much fruit this year in the Junior Auxiliary work. Eli 
beth Waddell, Katharine Batts, Ellen Lay, Marian Drane, Hel< 
Battle, Catherine Miller, and Susan Smith represented St. Mar? 
at Blue Ridge. 

The Rector, the Rev. Warren W. Way, in February made a bri 
trip to Virginia on St. Mary's business. He visited Randolph-Mac 
Woman's College, Mary Baldwin Institute, and Stuart' Hall 
spent the day with Miss McVea at Sweet Briar College, preaching 
Sunday, February 2d, at Staunton. 

Mr. Way went to Chattanooga for the great Sewanee rally on Mo 
day, February 24th. This enthusiastic meeting under the chairma 
ship of General Leonard Wood perfected plans for carrying to coi 
pletion the $1,000,000 Endowment Fund for the University of I 
South. On the way to Chattanooga he spent Sunday, February 23 
in Atlanta, preaching in the morning at the Cathedral and in t 
evening at St. Luke's Church. In the Rector's absence, the Re 
Edwin H. Goold of St. Augustine's School had the morning ser 
and preached at St. Mary's. 



The St. Mary's Muse 31 



With former Teachers 

Miss Eleanor Thomas is this year Associate Professor of English 
it Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio. She received the Master's 
legree from Columbia University last June. 

Mile. Eudnicka is successfully teaching at St. Mary's Hall, Fari- 
bault, Minn. She prefers the southern surroundings but likes her 
Work. 

Miss Elizabeth Myrick, of the English Department the past two 
ears, is this year teaching English in the Burlington (K J.) High 
Bchool. 

Miss Helen Urquhart, who resigned from the Latin Department 
last April to take up Red Cross work in Washington, continued with 
,he Personnel Division of the National Eed Cross until its work 
nded the past winter, and has since been with the United States Snip- 
ing Board in Washington. 

Miss Margaret Bottum, after several promotions in the Red Cross 
'ervice in Washington, is now County Agent for Home Service for 
he Red Cross at Logan, West Va., a work which she finds sufficiently 
rduous but very satisfying. 

Miss Lillian Fenner continues very successful in her position as 
)ietitian at the Watts Hospital, Durham. She makes frequent visits 
o St. Mary's. 



A Prep she would a-wooing go, 
To Senior Hall she went, 
"Well armed with cake and candy too, 
And flowers and verses not a few, 
So sweet was her intent. 

This Prep no more a-wooing goes 

With sentimental gush, 
For she has learned, as all can see, 
'Tis 'neath a Senior's dignity 

To entertain a crush! 



Communications and Correspondence Solicited. 
Annie S. Cameron, ;16, Alumnae Editor 



St. Mary's Alumnag Association. 

„ Tr T, / Mrs. I. McK. Pittenger, Raleigh. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents - { % * m Z. -n x. 

I Mrs. Bessie Smedes Leak, West Durham. 

President - Mrs. T. W. Bickett, Raleigh. 

Vice-President - Mrs. Nannie Ashe, Raleigh. 

Secretary - Miss Kate McKimmon, St. Mary's. 

Treasurer - Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, Raleigh. 



The fllumnae Muse 

Thanks to the energy of the Editor, Miss Annie Cameron, '16, 
the Founder's Day Alumnse Muse, even though delayed, finally ap- 
peared the first of the year, and has been the sole representative of 
the "monthly Muse" this school session. It was an excellent number 
and has received many compliments. Our chief regret is that it has 
not been more widely distributed. 

The Alumnse Day Muse (the spring Alumnae number) will appear 
a few days after this Spring Number and will be a memorial to Mrs, 
Iredell and other prominent alumnae who have died in recent months 

E. C. 



The Iredell Memorial Window 

The death of Mrs. Iredell at the home of her brother, Col. Charles 
E. Johnson, in Ealeigh, on Tuesday, January 7th, removed one of the 
most devoted friends and supporters that St. Mary's has ever had. 
Mrs. Iredell and Miss Kate McKimmon are without doubt better 
known and more beloved of all generations of St. Mary's girls than 
any other alumnse. Their lives have been most closely interwoven 
with the life of the school since the days of the War Between the 
States, and there have been few events of importance in the develop- 
ment and growth of St. Mary's in which they have not been a potent 
influence. 



The St. Mary's Muse 33 

If the aluinnse generally were informed of the purpose to place a 
indow to her memory in the St. Mary's Chapel the necessary funds 
buld be at once forthcoming, but it has been impracticable thus far 
i reach many of those who would be especially interested. If the 
aders of the Mttse would either bring this matter to the attention 
; the girls of their school days or localities who would like to know 

the window they would be helping along decidedly with the fund. 

Something less than half of the $300 required has been given to 
ite. Checks should be made out to Miss Lizzie H. Lee, Treasurer, 
id mailed to the St. Mary's Muse, Raleigh, N". C. 



Th>e $250,000 Fur>d 

The illness of the Rev. Francis M. Osborne, in charge cf the cam- 
lign for the $250,000 Fund, has delayed the intensive work for the 
md for several months, but Mr. Osborne is now fast regaining his 
rength and hopes to complete the work in the Carolinas by the time 
' the Diocesan Conventions in May. He has lately issued the fol- 
wing statement and appeal: 



or many important reasons it is necessary to finish the campaign for the 
50,000 Fund for St. Mary's School in the North Carolina Dioceses by the 
ne our conventions meet in May. 

The Diocese of North Carolina has raised approximately four-fifths of its 
.ota. 

Four of the seven groups of parishes in East Carolina have been success- 
lly canvassed. 

The campaign in the District of Asheville is drawing to a close. 
It remains for those who have not yet acted in this matter to show a prompt 
d ready willingness to cooperate, so that when our annual Diocesan Con- 
ntions meet we will have finished our task. Very shortly your Diocesan 

Local Committee will call on you for your help. Please be ready. 
The School is full to overflowing and in fine condition, but never more in 
ed of the financial support of those who own it, in order that it may con- 
lue its progress. Sincerely yours, 

Francis M. Osborne, 
Special Representative of the Trustees. 
[April 5, 1919. 



34 The St. Mary's Mtj 



SE 



Easter Morning, 1919 

By Ruth Newbold Vail 

The soldiers' shaded human eyes 
Quickly passing on their way 

Fearing, when the Lord did rise 
On that first glad Easter Day. 

Believing not that earthly tomb 
Failed to hold Him in its gloom. 

Christ had risen from the grave, 
All the world from sin to save. 

Oh, that happy Easter morn, 
Faithful hearts upraised the strain, 

Sang glad tongues the thrilling song 
Of that holy Lamb, Christ slain. 

Now He sits in shining glory 

By His loving Father's side, 
He who paid the price so gory, 

Suffering hung, and suffering died. 

Never more for sin He suffers, 
He has paid the price, and life 

Everlasting to us offers, 

Free from sin, and care, and strife. 

On this day a prayer we offer 

God, for victory of Right 
Thanking Him for peace most blessed 

That is shedding soft its light. 

Prince of Peace! All nations praise Him, 

Sing it o'er and o'er again, 
"Victory's Ours"! Shout alleluias! 

Raise our throbbing heart's refrain. 



Alumnae Notes 

The officers of the Alumnse Association for 1918-'19 are: Mrs 
Thomas W. Bickett (Fannie Yarborongh, '87), President; Mrs 
Thomas M. Ashe (Nannie Jones), Vice-President; Miss Kati 
McKimmon, Secretary; Miss Lonla T. Bnsbee, Assistant Secretary 



The St. Mary's Muse 35 



d Mrs. Ernest Cruiksliank (Margaret Jones, '96), Treasurer. The 
lunmae Council, which is the governing body of the Association, is 
^.de up of the officers and the following elected members: Miss 
'fisan F. Iden and Mrs. E. McC. Snow of Ealeigh (until 1919) ; 
rs. Ashby L. Baker and Miss Gertrude Royster, '93, of Raleigh 
mtil 1920) ; and Miss Emilie McVea, '81, Sweet Briar, Va., and 
rs. John S. Holmes (Emilie Smedes, '81), of Chapel Hill, until 
21. 

Mrs. Mary Iredell of Raleigh was Honorary President-for-life 
the Association, and Mrs. Bessie Smedes Leak of West Durham 
d Mrs. I. McK. Pittenger of Raleigh are the Honorary Vice-Presi- 
nts. 

At the June meeting of the Alumnae, Miss Annie Cameron, '15, of 
illsboro, Mrs. Ernest Cruiksliank and Miss Isabel T. Busbee of 
ileigh were made the Alumnae Committee in charge of arranging 
the Alunmae numbers of the Muse, to be gotten out through agree- 
?nt with the Muse Club, which publishes the Muse. The Alumnae 
dertook to make substantial additions to the subscription list of the 
use, and the Muse Club publish the Alumnae numbers as two of the 
mbers of the Muse. Miss Cameron is the Alumnae Editor this year, 
|t only for the special Alumnae numbers, but for all the numbers of 
3 Muse. 

The Alumnae Chapter meetings, regularly appointed for Founders' 
ly, All Saints', November 1st, were greatly interfered with this 
ir by the complications due to the influenza. It is hoped that doubly 
:cessful meetings can be held at the spring date, May 12th, Alumnae 
J- 

The Alumnae Muse, which had been planned for publication by 
finders' Day, was issued January 1st, with December date. The 
Limnae Editor, Miss Annie S. Cameron, '15, of Hillsboro, has earned 
[h praise for her excellent work, and this Muse is the most complete 
1 interesting Alumna? number that has appeared for years. In 
lition to remarkably full and complete chapter and class reports, 
i Muse is characterized by several especially interesting articles 
tributed by well-known alumnae. 

STotable among the articles in the Alumnae Muse are : Miss Jessie 
gen's article on "Secondary Education," deliciously flavored by 



36 The St. Mary's Muse 

her characteristic humor; Miss Florence Slater's article on "Th 
Americanization of the Immigrant Child," and Miss Emilie McVea ; 
warm tribute to the late Miss Janet Brownell Glen. Miss Degei 
'94, is now teacher in the May School in Boston; Miss Slater, '82 
is in the Science Department of the Washington Irving High Schoo 
iSTew York City, and Miss McVea, '84, is President of Sweetbrie 
College. 

Grace Crews, '14, of Baleigh, recently arrived in France with he 
hospital unit. While the unit waited for orders she had a day off i 
Paris. Of course she went to the Hostess House. There the firs 
person she saw was Xell Battle Lewis, '11, now overseas with th 
Y. M. C. A. and also awaiting orders. 



Miss Esther Means, '04, who has been in France almost a year, i 
in Paris with the Children's Bureau in the Educational Service of tit 
Bed Cross. 

Margaret Bottum, '14, who has been since last June with the Ke 
Cross in Washington, after finishing preliminary training, has bee: 
assigned to field work and is at present located at Logan, West Vii 
ginia. 

Mrs. Margaret Busbee Shipp of Baleigh, welhknown short-stor 
writer, former President of the St. Mary's Aluinnse Association, m 
one of the best-loved alumnae, is preparing to sail in April to tak 
part in the reconstruction work in France under the auspices of th' 
American Committee for Devastated France. 

Miss Mary Brown Butler, '14, of Henderson, who has been engage- 
in war work in Washington for the past six months, has also been a< 
ceptecl for overseas service with the Y. M. C. A. and sailed for Franc 
in May. 

Miss Elizabeth A. Lay, '17, who is a member of the graduatinj 
class this June at the University of North Carolina, has made ail 
enviable record in her dramatic work at the University. Last yeai 
she took a leading part in the annual play, and this year one of he 



The St. Mary's Muse 37 

lays has been given with decided success by the Carolina Play- 
tiakers, the new dramatic organization which is extending the scope 
ind influence of dramatics at Chapel Hill. 



Deaths of Alumnae and Other Friends 

Mrs. Mary Johnson Iredell, Honorary President of the Alumnae 
Association and life-long worker for St. Mary's, died at the home of 
.er brother, Col. Chas. E. Johnson, in Ealeigh, on Tuesday, January 
r th, in her 81st year. 

I Until her health failed several years ago, Mrs. Iredell was a fa- 
miliar figure to all at St. Mary's, and on her retirement from the 
;ctive service in which she had been pupil and teacher, adviser and 
riend of St. Mary's girls, guiding figure in Alumnae affairs, and field 
gent for the Trustees, the Alumna? Association made her its Honor- 
ry President for life. 

Mrs. Isaac T. Avery (Margaret DuBose, '05) died at Grace Hos- 
ital, Morganton, of a complication of diseases following influenza, 
n Monday, January 3d. She was a student leader during her school 
ays at St. Mary's, later for a year a teacher here, and since her 
raduation a most devoted alumna. The daughter of Kev. McNeely 
hiBose, fourth Eector of St. Mary's, she married Mr. Avery while 
er father was rector at Morganton, and had made her home there 
ince. Her husband and four small children survive her. Her death 
! a great grief to a host of friends. 

In the death of Mrs. Isaac M. Aiken of Pensacola, Ela., who as 
'annie Bryan of Wilmington was a St. Mary's girl of the '50s, the 
:hool has lost one of her most devoted daughters. Mrs. Aiken's grand- 
iiughter, Florence Aiken of Brunswick, is a present St. Mary's girl. 

St. Mary's is the poorer for the loss of several other loyal alumna? 
3 a result of the influenza. These include Mrs. Wm. A. White of 
'uke, N. C. (Susan Porter Eawlings, 1909-'13, of Wilson) ; Mrs. 
ohn McPall of Washington, D. C. (Marion Haigh, lQlO-'ll, of 
ayetteville), a bride of only a few months; Miss Susie E. Carter, 



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1904-'05, of Asheville, who liad done valiant work as a volunteer 
nurse in the epidemic before being herself stricken — all of whom 
died in the fall, and Mrs. Edmund T. Cansler (May London) of Char- 
lotte, who died in February. 



All North Carolina mourns the death of President Graham of th( 
University of North Carolina. He was close to St. Mary's in manj 
ways, and his wife, now several years dead, was Miss Susan Moses: 
formerlv a much-loved teacher in the school. 



The Rev. Charles Martin Niles, D.D., for the past nine yearai 
Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Atlantic City, ~N. J., died a 
his rectory on Wednesday, January 22d. Dr. Niles, while rector o: 
Trinity Church, Columbia, S. C, established the Mies Medal at St ; j 
Mary's, and this medal has, since 1906, been annually awarded a 
Commencement to the student with the best average for the year 
Dr. Niles preached the Commencement Sermon here in 1915. He 
was beloved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. 

Another victim of the influenza epidemic was Mr. C. E. Hartge 
of Raleigh, the school architect, who designed the Wings and 
Clement Hall and formulated plans for the further development of 
the school buildings. Mr. Hartge showed the deepest interest in'i 
his work at St. Mary's and the buildings of the Lay administration 
will always be a real monument to him and to Dr. Lay. 






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78th SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBEE 18, 1919 



Session Divided Into Two Terms. 

Eastee Term Began Januart 23d, 1919. 



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?? ary ' S \ 3. THE ART DEPARTMENT 

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in these J 5# TEE E0ME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT 
Departments / 

6. THE BUSINESS SCHOOL 

7. THE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT 



In 1918-19 are enrolled 300 students from 21 Dioceses. 

Twenty-eight Members of the Faculty. 

Well Furnished, Progressive Music Department. Much Equipment 

New. Thirty-six Pianos. Good Gymnasium, Dining 

Hall and Dormitories. 

Special attention to the Social and Christian side of Education 
without slight to the Scholastic training. 

For catalogue and other information address 

Rev. Warren W. Way, Rector. 

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MRS. MARY JOHNSON IREDELL 

1838-1919 

Honorary President for Life of St. Mary's 

Alumna? Association 

who gave the greater part of a life of usefulness to the work of 

St. Mary's as student, as student assistant, as teacher, as 

traveling representative, as organizer of the Alumnce, 

and as President of the Alumna: Association. 



The St. Mary's Muse 

IREDELL MEMORIAL NUMBER 



Vol. XXIII May, 1919 ISTo. 4 



God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifler of the faithful, visit, we pray Thee, this 
School with Thy love and favor; enlighten our minds more and more with 
.he light of the everlasting Gospel; graft in our hearts a love of the truth; 
ncrease in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and of Thy great 
nercy keep us in the same, O blessed Spirit, whom, with the Father and the 
Son, together, we worship and glorify as one God, world without end. Amen. 



Almighty Father, whose mercy is over all Thy works, bless, we beseech Thee, 
vith Thy providential care St. Mary's School and all schools and colleges of 
Christian education, and prosper all right efforts for their support. Help us 
n the work being done for the improvement and endowment of this School, 
.0 pray earnestly, to labor diligently, and to give generously. Grant to the 
.eachers and the taught the light of Thy Holy Spirit to lead them into all 
,ruth and to build them up in Christian grace and character: for the sake of 
Thy Kingdom and the honor of Thy name, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

litEN. 



fllma Mater 
Tune: "Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms.") 

St. Mary's! wherever thy daughters may be 

They love thy high praises to sing, 
And tell of thy beauties of campus and tree, 

Around which sweet memories cling; 
They may wander afar, out of reach of thy name, 

Afar, out of sight of thy grove, 
But the thought of St. Mary's aye kindles a flame 

Of sweet recollections and love. 

Beloved St. Mary's! how great is our debt! 

Thou hast cared for thy daughters full well; 
They can never thy happy instructions forget, 

Nor fail of thy virtues to tell. 
The love that they feel is a heritage pure ; 

An experience wholesome and sweet. 
Through the fast rolling years it will grow and endure; 

Be a lamp and a guide to their feet. 

May the future unite all the good of thy past 

With the best that new knowledge can bring. 
Ever onward and upward thy course! To the last 

Be thou steadfast in every good thing. 
Generations to come may thy fair daughters still 

Fondly think on thy halls and thy grove 
And carry thy teachings o'er woodland and hill 

Of earnestness, wisdom, and love. H. E. H., 1905. 



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CONTENTS 



PAi 

Editorial Annie 8. Cameron 

Hie Discamus (verse) Annie R. C. Barnes 

Mary Johnson Iredell 1838-1919 

Mrs. Mary Iredell; a Tribute Martha A. Dowd I 

Reminiscences of Mrs. Iredell Mrs. W. A. Montgomery 

To St. Mary's Chapel (verse) Annie S. Cameron I 

Fannie Johnson Harris, 1888-1919 I 

Margaret DuBose Avery, 1887-1919 1! 

Susan Rawlings White, 1892-1919 II 

Rev. Dr. Charles Martin Niles li 

Our Heart's Country (verse) Annie R. C. Barnes 1! 

A Visit to France in War times Fannie Yarborough Bickett 21 

A St. Mary's Girl in Italy Mary Ann Battle 21 

Henrietta (verse) Annie R. C. Barnes 3i 

CHAPTER REPORTS 

Chapel Hill Chapter Mary Gatlin Cobb 3< 

Cheraw Chapter Elizabeth T. Waddill 3! 

Edenton Chapter Pencie C. Warren 31 

Fayetteville Chapter Lucy London Anderson 31 

Hillsboro Chapter Annie 8. Cameron 4< 

Rocky Mount Chapter Belle Gulley Harris 4: 

CLASS REPORTS 

Class of 1886 Jane Bingham Toy 4i 

Class of 1887 Mrs. Troy Beatty 4i 

Alumnae Weddings 41 

Alumnae Babies 41 

Alumnae Deaths 41 

Alumnae Notes 4' 

Editor's Announcement 45 



St. Mary's Muse — Alumnae Number 

Committee on Publication for the St. Mary's Alumnae Association 

briTCE S. Cameron, Hillsboro Lula T. Busbee, Raleigh. 

Maegaret Cruikshank, St. Mary's 

ANNIE S. CAMERON, Editor 

EDITORIAL 

This is the second and last Alumnae Number for the term of 1918- 
1919 ? and we wish to take this opportunity to thank all those who 
iave helped us with the work and to ask pardon for all the mistakes 
md inadequacies of these numbers. We hope that this is only a small 
peginning of bigger things and that year by year the Alunmae Muse 
vill become better and stronger until it keeps us in close touch with 
the movements, activities, experiences, and achievements of St. Mary's 
^•irls everywhere, thus forming for us a close bond to each other and 
to our Alma Mater. Of course the realization of this ideal calls for 
Widespread interest, cooperation and work. It is not enough for the 
Alumna? Chapter secretaries and class secretaries to send in news, 
because there are many St. Mary's girls included in no Alumnae Chap- 
ter or class. We must all be ready to help. If we come across a bit 
bf news about St. Mary's girls, even if it is only one or two small 
items, let us send it in to the Alumnae Editors. They will be only too 
glad to receive it. If they already have it we will have done no harm 
and they will at least appreciate our thoughtfulness and interest, 
[if ter all, what is our goal ? Why should we bother ourselves about 
Alumnae affairs ? Why should we trouble to get out an Alumnae 
Muse and worry ourselves trying to keep up with the whereabouts and 
lloings of St. Mary's girls ? Simply this : a strong, well-organized, 
nterested Alumnae is one of the greatest assets any school can have ; 
md it is quite true that whatever we feel a responsibility toward and 
;ake trouble for we are more or less interested in, and the more interest 
ive can awaken in St. Mary's past, present, and future, the more ready 
tve are to render her real, definite help in her work. And aside from 
ill personal interest and affection there remains that feeling, which 
Delongs to all right-minded people, the feeling of wishing to make 
some return for what has been done for them. Let us think, only for 
i moment, of what St. Mary's has meant to us and we will surely feel 
convinced that whatever time we devote to helping forward her splen- 

lid work is indeed time well spent. . on 

Annie fe. Camekon. 



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Hie Discamus 

(To St. Mary's.) 

Let us store sunshine here, 

Store sunshine, and learn laughter, for the days 
That, stretching on to unknown ends afar, 

May lead through darkened or through checkered ways. 

Let us store knowledge here of books and life, 

Of ancient lore, and problems of our peers, 
Of facts and fancies; knowledge for delight, 

That ripens into wisdom with the years. 

Let us find courage here for toilsome tasks, 

For noble purposes, and high intent; 
Let us learn patience that will still press on 

To reach the goal, after the flame is spent. 

Let us find friendships here, the human touch 

That wakens hope, and kindles faith anew, 
Asking and giving only of our best, 

To teach us loyalty and keep us true. 

Let us learn cheer and gay camaraderie 

For all our journeyings, where'er they tend, 
Cheer for the journey with its lightened load, 

And peace for the journey's end. Annie R. C. Babnes. 



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Mary Johrjsor) Iredell. 1838-1919 

For more than forty years Mrs. Iredell's name was one "to conjure 
with" at St. Mary's, and her personality impressed itself deeply on 
the girls of St. Mary's, on the life of the School. Next to the Sniedes' 
themselves, Mrs. Iredell and Miss McKimmon have been the endur- 
ing personalities in St. Mary's for all St. Mary's girls. Coming to 
the School as little girls, deeply impressed with the ideals of the 
founder, standing always for the best things in character and in life, 
their lives have been lives for St. Mary's, and they have lived and will 
live on in the lives and works of the hosts of St. Mary's girls who have 
admired them. 

No other woman has impressed St. Mary's at so many stages of 
her life and of the life of the School as has Mrs. Iredell. As a student 
in the late 40's and early 50's, she knew St. Mary's in its earliest 
days ; as a young teacher in the 60's, she gave the loyal and able as- 
sistance to Dr. Smedes which was to make her increasingly valuable 
to him with the years and which in the days of the second Hector 
brought her to the post of principal teacher and Lady Principal ; as 
an alumna and churchwoman deeply interested in the future of the 
School and its relation to the Church, she threw herself in the late 
90's with her whole energy into the movement to insure the perma- 
nence of St. Mary's, and under Church ownership her influence and 
3nergetic work played no little part in the successful outcome of those 
trying days when faith was deep but funds were very low. 

Until her failing health kept her away from the School, no St. 
Mary's girl would have felt she knew St. Mary's fully unless she knew 
Mrs. Iredell. She was a familiar and welcome figure at each opening 
Jand at each commencement and at the functions in between. Any 
Imovement in the interest of St. Mary's was sure to have her unquali- 
fied and enthusiastic support. 

Happily St. Mary's did not fail to indicate the appreciation of her 
jvorth during the life and strength of Mrs. Iredell. She was shown 
pvery deference and accorded every honor. She had a chief part in 
milding up the Alumnse Association, and was chosen its President 
par by year without question so long as her strength lasted. When 
| he was forced to retire, the Association made her Honorary President 



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for life. As an enduring honor to her and to Miss McKimmon, th< 
Association raised the Mary Iredell and Kate McKimmon Scholar 
ship Fund. In the near future, as the gift of Alumnae and friends 
with the Alumnae Association fostering the movement, a memoria 
window in her memory will be placed in the Chapel which was so dea; 
to her. 

As a further evidence of appreciation, this Alumnse Number o 
the Muse, paying special tribute as it does to her and to others dear { 
St. Mary's who have passed on in recent months, is called the "Iredel; 
Memorial Muse." E. C. 



Mrs. Mary Iredell: A Tribute 

Martha A. Dowd 

After several years of gradually failing health, followed by a bri 
week of illness, Mrs. Mary Iredell, the friend of St. Mary's, diei 
January 7th, and was laid to rest by the side of her husband, Captai: 
Campbell Iredell, and their little son. Her spirit, as we believe, ha 
passed to its reward, to the freer, fuller activities beyond, alive i: 
Christ forever more. Her name appeals to a large number of Si 
Mary's girls. It is widely known throughout the Southern State) 
and wherever known it stands for loyalty and service to St. Mary 
in the varying capacities of daughter, teacher, Lady Principal, repri 
sentative, and President of the Alumnse. The news of her passin 
has made many a woman pause in her busy day to look back ij 
memory to her school-girl days, to recall not only Mrs. Iredell's dij 
nity and gracious womanhood, but also some special act of kindnes 
which made the world a happier place, or it may be some principl 
taught which stirred one's finer nature and became in after years 
controlling force in one's life. 

Mrs. Iredell's father was Dr. Charles E. Johnson of Kaleigh, 
man of note in his profession; her mother was Emily Skinner o 
Edenton. 

Mrs. Iredell was at St. Mary's as a school girl from 1847 to 185.' 
and left behind her a noble record as student, lady, and friend. I 
1859 she married Mr. Campbell Iredell and made her home I 



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Raleigh. In 1863, Captain Iredell met a brave death on the battle- 
field at Gettysburg, his last act being one of unselfish consideration 
[or the welfare of a dying comrade. Their one child, a boy of one 
Lad one-half years, had died some months before, and at twenty-five 
\lrs. Iredell found herself with her heart stunned, the light of life 
;one out, and a waste of years before her. It was then, at the sug- 
gestion of Dr. Aldert Smedes, a man of tact and gentleness and a 
:een judge of character, that she came to St. Mary's as a member of 
he Faculty, to begin life anew. From that time until the death of 
)r. Aldert Smedes she was faithful to her post at St. Mary's, giving 
he school the benefit of wise judgment, good teaching, and refined 
tifluence, and the Kector the further help of one whose heart was in 
be work. 

When Dr. Bennett Smedes took the School he turned naturally to 
Irs. Iredell as his father's valued friend and one who would value and 
reserve the traditions and help "to hold up his hands" in the great 
fork which had fallen to him. A lady who was at St. Mary's during 
jll the years Mrs. Iredell taught there gives it as her opinion that no 
sacher ever exerted a more universal and healthful influence over 
oung girls. Thre was nothing of that sentimentality which so often 
inges the relation between a school girl and a popular teacher, but 
:hile inviting ease and confidence, her influence was bracing and 
nded always to the development of character — it was that of a wise 
lother with her daughter. Out of school hours her interest in the 
lirls did not cease, and many a woman with a family of her own can 
face her interest in sewing and embroidery and in the art of "making 
retty things" back to Mrs. Iredell's evening Eeading Class. She 
eclined to ''read to empty hands" and planned and directed many a 
iece of fancy work, which was the pride of the worker and the delight 
f her family, who had previously had no reason to suspect the hidden 
dent. Her bright room, softly radiating refinement and comfort, was 
s a well of fresh springs to many a weary school girl who went in 
omesick and discouraged, and came out with a higher ideal of life and 

heart for the duties of the moment. 

In September, 1889, Mrs. Iredell was made Lady Principal of St. 
tary's, which position she resigned in January following, on account 
f the death of her sister, whose family of young children she took 



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in charge, making her home with them in Asheville. For severa 
years her immediate connection with the school was severed, thong: 
her interest in it never faltered. It was renewed when she returnee 
in November, '96, to make her home in Raleigh with her brother, Ml 
Charles E. Johnson. Dr. Smedes had given the school into the hand 
of the Diocese, whose first act was to purchase the school property 
which up to this time had been rented from the Camerons. Th 
Bishop asked Mrs. Iredell to accept the position of representative ar 
agent for St. Mary's to solicit funds and patronage for the schoo 
Perhaps no severer test could have been found for her loyalty. Sb 
had been tenderly nurtured, brought up in the old ways when wome 
were not accustomed to travel alone and were never heard speakiri 
in public, and her life at St, Mary's had but been a life in a large 
family. Her heart misgave her and she shrank from the task. Bi 
she undertook the work, and we hear of her first public speech bein 
made in church in Charlotte at a meeting of the Brotherhood of S 
Andrew, when, as she turned to address the Brotherhood, they ros 
to a man, to do homage to her gentle womanhood. Having undertake 
the work, she did it with her might at all times, with unabating energ 
and zeal, with the result that she succeeded in raising a goodly paij 
of the purchase money and in establishing St. Mary's Guilds throug 
the country, which have been valuable aids both to the Purchase Fun 
and to the Alumnae Fund. This work of hers still goes on, and I 
personal visits and innumerable letters she revived and strengthene^ 
the life of the Guilds and kept them in immediate touch with the lil 
of their Alma Mater. For ten years she was President of the Alumn 
Association, and the two chief works accomplished during her regim 
the founding of the Smedes Scholarship and the enlargement of I 
Chapel, were both greatly furthered by her enthusiasm and practic: 
efforts. 

The writer is not in a position to tell all that Mrs. Iredell has doi 
for St. Mary's, but it is hoped enough has been said to reveal the pu 
pose of this article, viz. : to show St, Mary's girls of today what Mr 
Iredell was to the girls of the past and to explain why it is that "h< 
children rise up and call her blessed." 



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Ren)ir)iscenses of Mrs. Iredell 

Lizzie Wilson (Mrs. W. A.) Montgomery 

The death of Mrs. Iredell, perforce, reminds those who were earlier 
jtssociated with her, as pupil or co-worker, of the historic events and 
lomestic conditions connected with the great Southern catastrophe- 
he War of 1861-65. The development of her strong character began 
a those troublous days ; and her usefulness increased as she developed 
a force. 

I Much beloved by her family and admired by a large circle of ele- 
cted friends, in her young womanhood she became a happy bride. 
fTithin four years she was bereft of him whom she had chosen for her 
Wpanion in life— Campbell T. Iredell, who became a captain in 
fettigrew's brigade. He fell in the Confederate cause at Gettysburg, 
;ae of the most renowned battle-fields of the world, and one even to 
jus day remembered with pain in many sorrowing hearts. The young 
jidow under her affliction was as courageous as was her chivalric 
disband; marched to her field of duty with as much alacrity and 
kvery as did he to his post and destiny. She connected herself with 
ft. Mary's School within the next twelve months, and for thirty-five 
bars was a conspicuously useful and helpful teacher and adviser. 
J I was a pupil of St. Mary's when Mrs. Iredell came to take up her 
tides there as a teacher, and it was my good fortune to have fallen 
iider her care and instruction in the classroom and her gentle helpful 
ffluence in the daily intercourse of school life. If her nature had 
Jen a self-absorbed one her recent affliction would have caused her 
have withdrawn herself from the social life of the School, but not 
with her. She had caught a vision of the peace that comes to every 
e who lives for others, and in that spirit she went in and out among 
as one who came to give helpfulness and cheer; and with that 
ntle smile and winning manner characteristic of her, she made each 
pil in the School feel that in her she had a personal friend. Her 
dow's dress and the sad face when in repose drew largely upon the 
mpathies and love of even the most thoughtless, and so touched the 
art that each girl felt she should do her best to bring comfort to one 
patient under so heavy a sorrow. 



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Mrs. Iredell was of a most striking personal appearance. She was 
somewhat above the regular height of women, slender and very erect, 
with a grace of carriage much to be envied and often remarked upon, 
Her features were regular and symmetrical, her brow particularly 
beautiful and crowned with soft brown hair. Her dress was alwayi 
in beautiful taste and faultlessly neat. She was an earnest and inter 
esting talker and with a grace of manner so pleasing that, having me 
her you would never forget the kindliness of that manner or the pleaS 
ure that had been yours in the personal contact. 

By her wonderful tact, her firm but kindly and impartial discip 
line, and her affectionate disposition she won the respect and love o 
her pupils, and probably, by her teaching and example, influence 
more young women than any other individual in the State. 

Lizzie Wilson Montgomery. 
(Mrs. W. A.) 






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To St. Mary's Chapel 

Annie Sutton Cameron, "16 

Once more within thy sacred walls 

We meet, but not alone. 
The hearts of all who hold thee dear 

Meet with us here as one. 
We feel their silent blessing 

Upon us as we pray. 
The hopes and prayers that once were theirs 

Still live in us today. 

For thee they labored, thee they strove; 

They loved thee and passed on, 
Leaving to us an heritage 

Of all that they had won. 
A sacred charge they gave us 

In trust divine and deep: 
Thine honor and thy name they left 

For us to guard and keep. 

Thou art to us the token 

Of that we hold most dear, 
Mute bond of love unbroken, 

Thy sheltering arms we near. 
Thou dost our love enkindle, 

Our loyal hearts enroll 
In kinship stronger than of blood, 

The kinship of the soul. 

And through the discord of the world, 

Thy music, rising clear, 
Dispels the doubt that once we had, 

Casts out our craven fear. 
Hopes by defeat once shattered 

And sullied with the dust, 
We pledge again at thy dear name, 

In holy love and trust. 

Like these who loved and labored, 

Led by thy steadfast light, 
We pass from thee with strengthened hands 

To battle for the right. 
And as we strive to follow 

The pathway they have trod, 
We pray God's peace be ever thine, 

Oh, little house of God. 

A. S. C, 1917. 



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"Fannie H«nes Johnson," 1888-1919 

The death of Mrs. Meares Harris on January 14th, at the "horn 
of her father in Kaleigh, removes another of the Alumnse whose cor 
nections with the School have been very close. She was the daughte 
of Col. Johnson, who has been for more than twenty years — eve: 
since St. Mary's was acquired by the Church — a leading member I 
the Board of Trustees and of the Executive Committee, and of Mri 
Johnson, who while not an alumna of St. Mary's has always show 
great interest in the School as daughter by adoption, and the niec 
of Mrs. Iredell, who made her home for many years with her brothel 
Colonel Johnson. Mrs. Harris as "Fannie Hines Johnson" spen 
many years as a student of St. Mary's, the latter part of the tim 
specializing in the study of the violin, in which she had much talent 
She was for several years a member of the St. Mary's Orchestr; 
which, under the direction of Miss Hull, was an important factor i 
the musical life of thecity. 

On March 26, 1912, Miss Johnson married Mr. Meares Harris o 
Wilmington, and went to make her home in that city, but she 
since paid frequent visits to her parents. She had brought her chi 
dren, two bright boys aged three and one, to visit their grandparent) 
when she was stricken with influenza, and this developed into pnei 
monia from which she failed to rally. 



Margaret DuBose Avery, 1887-1919 

St. Mary's has had to mourn the loss of but very few of her young 
Alumna? in recent years, and the death of "Margaret DuBose" thi 
spring is both a deep shock and an abiding loss. In the days of wa 
we have come to feel death as more incidental, and to accept the losse 
occasioned by the war as a necessary sacrifice in which we partly d 
our part by enduring. A year ago this May, when we had hard! 
grown to realize our full participation in the war, we read one mori 
ing in the paper that the coast steamer City of Savannah had bee: 
accidentally rammed and sunk the night before off the Jersey coas 



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by a French cruiser, and among the lost was "Elise Stiles." It was 
me of the first close indications of the approaching "fortunes of war." 
put the influenza with its complications in the past months has done 
Jess spectacular but as deadly work, and the news of the illness and 
peath of "Margaret DuBose" in February seems almost as sudden 
jand disturbing as that of Miss Stiles the preceding May. 

From a St. Mary's viewpoint, the two girls while vastly different 
in many ways had essential elements in common. There are each 
^ear in a school a few girls or boys who have more or less of a domi- 
nating influence through their energy, their interest, their ability and 
Character. They are ready to take part in everything of moment that 
tones up, and when they take part it is always a part that counts. 
Such were these girls. Girls who were at St. Mary's with them would 
lot think of the St. Mary's of their clay without thinking of their 
bart in it. 

Margaret DuBose had been at St. Mary's a year before her father, 
;he late Eev. McNeely DuBose, was called from Trinity Church, 
Isheville, to become the fourth Rector of St. Mary's in succession 
jo Dr. Bratton, who had accepted the bishopric of Mississippi. She 
sontinued to be a resident member of the School instead of living at 
he Eectory, and played a dominant part in her class of 1905, being 
i leading editor of the excellent Annual Muse gotten out by the class 
md having a prominent part in the success of the monthly Muse in 
hat first year of its revival. Her stories are among the best that the 
iIuse has ever published. 

After her graduation, Miss DuBose returned to St. Mary's for 
wo years as an instructor, and went with her father and family to 
kforganton when he retired from St. Mary's and took the rectorship 
f Grace Church, Morganton. At Morganton she met Mr. Isaac T. 
Ivery, a well-known member of the bar of that town, and they were 
fiarried in 1910. 

As Mrs. Avery, "Margaret DuBose" continued to take a deep in- 
Brest in both church and Alumnse work, and she was always called 
n when any Alumnae project was on hand and never failed to respond. 
>he had a most interesting family and was a devoted mother, and it 
ras a benediction to see her with her children. 



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It is difficult to write of those especially dear to you, but her close 
friend and room-mate in her school days, "Sadie Jenkins" (Mrs. Dr. 
George C. Battle of Asheville), pays tribute to her thus: 

"You ask me for ^an appreciation' of Margaret DuBose; it 
is a hard thing to do — to write down in so many words something 
which comes anywhere near expressing a person you have knowp 
and loved as intimately as I did her. 

"There was no grudging littleness in Margaret's friendship; 
she was ready to love more than she was loved in return if neces- 
sary, in answer to which quality she had many friends only tod 
glad to love and admire her to a degree of deep enthusiasm. 

"Kesponsibilities just naturally went to Margaret when thej 
were looking for some one to take care of them. With he: 
splendid personal health and her keen intellect and executiv 
brain and warm heart she seemed ready to take hold of any dut; 
or pleasure with the same amount of ease and enjoyment. Wi 
roomed together at St. Mary's and I visited her several time^ 
after her marriage to Mr. Avery and found her always with thai 
joyous interest in life. 

"Theirs was a very happy home, and motherhood seemed sc 
appropriate to Margaret. It seemed exactly right that she should 
have those lovely children with her, as if they always had "be- 
longed" somehow. With the many duties incident to a largt 
house and family, she was always the same old Margaret, wit 
her duties well taken care of and plenty of time and spirit le 
for playing her violin, taking part in the activities of the co: 
munity and church, helping the Muse and St. Mary's in any wa; 
possible, or just being ready with that contagious laugh of her 
for a "good time. 

"I'll close this very incomplete tribute with every good wist 
for the Muse, in which Margaret took such a live interest." 



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Susan Rawlings White, I892-I9I8 

St. Mary's is again the poorer through the loss of "Susan Eawlings" 
(Mrs. William A. White) of Duke who succumbed to pneumonia 
following influenza on October 13, 1918. 

Susan Eawlings was the second of the four daughters of Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward G. Eawlings of Wilson, all of the four being St. Mary's 
girls as was their mother (Sallie Daniel, '82) before them. The 
youngest daughter, Margaret, is now a Junior at St. Mary's. Mrs. 
Eawlings' constant and devoted interest in the School has been mani- 
fest on many occasions, and it has always been a joy to her that her 
daughters have followed in her footsteps as loyal St. Mary's girls, 
Susan Eawlings entered St. Mary's in September, 1909, and was 
j here for four years, taking the Certificate in Organ in 1912 and the 
Diploma in Organ in 1913. During her last year she was assistant 
| organist in the Chapel. Throughout her student days she was highly 
[ regarded by her fellow-students and took an important part in student 
I affairs. While she has not been able to visit St. Mary's frequently 
since going out into the world her old teachers and friends here had 
I always felt that she was ready to respond to any call that might be 
made on her. 

After leaving St. Mary's she spent a year at home and then took 
up teaching, and it was while teaching at Duke that she met Mr. 
White, whom she married, November 23, 1916. She was devoted to 
her new home and the community in which she made it. 

A handsome oak hymn board has been given to St. Stephen's 
Church, Duke, by her husband as a memorial to her who for the two 
years of her married life was organist for St. Stephen's and a teacher 
in the Sunday School. The board is furnished in heavy brass with 
a plate bearing the following inscription : "To the glory of God and 
in loving memory of Susan Eawlings White, 1892-1918. 



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Dr. C. M. Niles Succumbs to Long Illness 

"He is not dead, but sleepeth." 

The Kev. Dr. Niles of Atlantic City, N. J., donor of the Niles 
Medal, awarded annually at Commencement, several times speaker 
at St. Mary's, and a deep friend of the School, died at his rectory in ; 
Atlantic City, K J., on January 22cl last. The following account 
of his life is taken from the Atlantic City Daily Press of the follow- 
ing morning : 

Eev. Charles Martin Mies, D.D., Eector of Ascension P. E. 
Church, fell into his long sleep at 12 :25 o'clock, noon, yesterday, at 
the rectory, 1722 Pacific Avenue, following a period of ill health 
which had been of long duration. While the whole city knew that 
Dr. Niles' health had been impaired for a long time, and that for 
several days past he had been confined to his bed, the announcement 
that the spirit of this man of God had taken its departure and winged 
its way to its Maker came as a great shock to the entire community. 

Dr. Niles was born near Kutland, Vermont, and was the son of 
Captain Erwin Niles, of the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, who 
was killed in the battle of Cold Harbor, and of Flora Wright, of Kut- 
land. He was a graduate of the St. Stevens and the General Theologi- i 
cal Seminaries and was given his degree of Doctor of Divinity by the ( 
University of Vermont. Later he took a course in Christ Church 
College in Oxford, England. He served as Rector of Trinity Church, 
at Rutland, Vt. ; St, Paul Church, at Ossining, N. Y. ; Trinity 
Church, Columbia, S. C. ; and, prior to accepting the call to Ascen- 
sion Church in this city, was the Archdeacon of Western Florida, 
with his residence in Pensacola. He came to this city in October, 
1909, to succeed Rev. John Hardenbrook Townsend, who is now serv- 
ing St. John's M. E. Church, Camden. 

WAS TWICE MARRIED 

Dr. Niles was twice married. His first wife was Mary Webster 
Parker, daughter of Dr. Parker, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. One son 
was born to them. He is the Rev. C. E. Niles, Rector of the Episcopal 



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Church at Jordanville, M Y. His second wife was Mary Frances 
Doyle, of Wilmington, M 0., by whom he also had a son, Charles 
Martin Mies. Both the latter and his first son survive him. 

Dr. Mies was ordained a deacon on Trinity Sunday, May 27, 1888, 
and the following June was ordained deacon and priest by Bishop 
Littlejohn at Garden City, L. I. Had he survived until next Trinity 
Sunday he would have completed his thirtieth year in the ministry. 



INTERESTED IN YOUNG MEN 



Dr. Mies was always interested in the young men of the churches 
he served. Dr. Lewis, whom he called to this city as his assistant, 
was a choir boy in one of his former charges, and he it was who took 
him into the church and led him to become interested in the work of 
the ministry. Eight other young men turned to the ministry as a 
result of the interest which Dr. Mies displayed in them. 

Big of body, noble of heart, broad of mind, a splendid Christian 
character, Dr. Mies met all people upon their respective level. He 
could talk with the poor and illiterate and make them love him as 
readily as he could converse with the most polished and educated and 
command their respect. He was loved by the high and the low, the 
rich and the poor, and to him men and women in all walks of life 
went with their troubles and woes for comfort and advice. 

He was Eector of Ascension Church and was faithful to his people, 
but he was also beloved by the people of all other denominations in 
the city, and no call upon his strength for service, no matter by whom 
biade, was ever neglected or refused. He responded to calls of dis- 
tress when he well knew that by responding he was sapping of that 
strength which he needed for his own physical welfare, but he always 
said he felt that he was the servant of the people as well as of God, 
md he did with his might what his hands found to do. 

Only yesterday morning, when he realized that the end was not 
:ar distant, he told Mrs. Mies : "Tell Mr. Lewis to tell my people 
;hat if I am called to go that I am resigned and willing. Tell them 
lot to grieve for me, but to carry on the work so dear to my heart, 
r or the only satisfying and worth-while life is that of the Christian, 
vhich brings peace at last." 



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He was conscious almost to the last, and his son, Kev. C. E. Niles, 
who left Utica the night before, arrived here at 11 :30, and was in 
time to see his father before his spirit left its earthly temple. 

Dr. Niles several times represented the Episcopal Church at the 
general conventions of the denomination, and was a delegate to the 
Pan-Anglican Congress, which was held in London several years ago. 
He was several times offered a bishopric, but steadfastly declined 
these high honors in order that he might live closer to and work among 
the people whom he loved. 

Dr. Niles was a close, personal friend of the late Theodore Koose- 
velt was a member of the American Embassy Association, of the 
Masonic fraternity and was a Knight Templar. At the request of the 
people of his parish and his hundreds of other friends in this city^ 
Mrs. Niles has consented that his body shall rest in the cemetery at 
Pleasantville, instead of being taken to her old home in North Caro- 
lina. 



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Our Heart's Courjtry 

(To the American Soldiers in France.) 
July, 1917. 



We have crossed the sea with Pershing to the far-famed fields of France; 

We are ready for the trenches, every man to take his chance. 

We have never been unmindful of an ancient honor debt, 

Glorious still the Cause of 76, and gallant LaFayette; 

But the thought that gives us courage to essay the hero's part 

Is the memory of a fireside in the country of our heart. 

Chorus : 

America, hearts' country from the mountains to the sea! 
O America, God's country, land of peace and liberty! 
To uphold thy cherished bulwarks, at the call of destiny, 
We have come forth to do battle for humanity and thee. 

II 

From the staunch Canadian border to the South's remotest "Key," 
From the Golden Gate of sunset to Bartholdi's "Liberty," 
From the Vale of Mississippi and the blue Virginia hills, 
Comes the faith of Pilgrim Fathers, and the fire of Cavaliers; 
Comes the rugged strength and spirit of our dauntless Pioneers, 
Every smiling plain and city hallowed by their blood and tears.' 

Ill 

With a heritage so potent all our manhood to inspire, 

With a Crisis to enkindle every patriot's sleeping fire, 

With a pride and faith unbounded in our land of Freedom's start, 

Haste we to the fields of honor for the country of our heart; 

Past and Future in the balance, on our strength and courage wait, 

And the fate of children's children with our lives we consecrate. 

Annie R. C. Barnes. 



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"A Visit to France in War Time" 

Mes. Thos. W. Bickett (Fannie Yarborough) 






My trip abroad was different, far different, from the one I had 
planned, but wonderful beyond anything I had ever dreamed. 

It was a bright and beautiful clay when I started off alone for the 
boat, and after much questioning and inspection of bag and baggage, 
finally reached my destination, the Chicago, an old French boat, so 
grey and weather-worn that there was little need of camouflage to 
make her seem a part of the grey waves on which she tossed. 

We were the first of a convoy of thirteen. Our busy steel-clad 
escort went before, and above the watchful eyes of the observers kept 
guard. As we passed wharf after wharf, boats filled with khaki-clad 
soldiers were waiting to cast anchor and join us, with flags flying 
and hearts beating high, in the "Great Adventure." 

There was no sleeping in the musty cabins. The port-holes were 
closed at five, as no ray of light must be seen, and the smell of old damp 
pillows, stale wine and the unwashed of many races, with the sight 
of flying moths, crawling ants, scampering mice and bounding black 
cats, was quite too much for a mere woman, and so we slept in our 
steamer chairs, finding fresh air and peace in the darkness of illimit- 
able space. Dawn brought the white wings of the deck, and it was 
either go or be washed off, and we usually retired to our cabins very 
early, where, after strenuous efforts of memory coupled with a dic- 
tionary and a liberal "pour-voire" we succeeded in getting a salt bath 
and "petit dejeuner," consisting of a cup of coffee and a small piece 

of bread. 

There were about five hundred men and women war workers on our 
boat. There were Bed Cross nurses and aids, Y. M. C. A. workers 
and canteen workers, Y. W. C. A. secretaries, K. of C's, monks, 
priests, nuns, members of Mond, Duryea and Anne Morgan units, 
and Salvation Army commandant and assistants, and two thousand 
soldiers— our boys. Many hours of the day were spent with these 
boys, a special permit having been granted by the captain. We took 
them books, scrap-books, candy and cigarettes, fruit saved from our 
dinners, and our coffee sugar, and darned and mended all we could; 






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•find that needed it. One day a boy brought a young fellow up and 
said, "This fellow has been cutting buttons off his blouse so you girls 
would sew them on." You may be sure the girls felt mighty good, 
not only that the lad wanted us to sew them on but that he had called 
us girls. 

The night before we landed, as was his custom, the commandant 
of the Salvation Army gathered the boys together on deck. The sun 
had set, and in the sky and reflected in the waves below the rosy glow 
still lingered ; one by one the stars came out and sweet and clear over 
the still waters sounded the songs and hymns of the home-land. Then 
one who loved the boys spoke to them of the mothers and sisters and 
sweethearts, of their love and pride and faith in their boys ; told them 
of the prayers that went up at home for the boys when the sun set, 
and wished them a safe return, a victorious return, victorious over 
not only the Huns but the evils and temptations that lurk in every 
land and every clime. And again the voices rang out in sweet melody ; 
a prayer was said, and silence came to the great company, and 
thoughts too deep for words. Next day the boys went their way and 
we ours, but carrying in our hearts memories of those days and nights 
that many years cannot dim. 

A steel-clad escort came out to guide us into harbor. The trip 

up the river was indeed surpassingly beautiful. The quaint stone 

j houses with their red roofs and flower beds were high on the hills, 

which stretched green and peaceful down to the sparkling waters. 

I Bordeaux, which was our landing place, was to me peculiarly attrac- 

| tive being the first French town I had seen. It has more of the 

Spanish type of architecture, and with the tiny balconies, doors 

opening on the crooked cobble-stone, streets, walled gardens, historic 

j old gates, wonderful grey and cream and pink of the buildings, many 

| of which were wonderful cathedrals, made a picture I shall not soon 

| forget. From the tower of one of these we had a most wonderful 

I view of the city, the rivers, and the green fields and vineyards stretch- 

| ing far away. Here we found a delightful Y. W. C. A. Hostess House 

and Signal Corps Home where charming secretaries gave us a royal 

welcome. The attractive French maid, with her la, la's and vivacious 

gestures, quite enchanted us. As we sat at dinner we heard the boom 



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of many explosives and in rushed Maretta with exclamations of dis-j 
tress. An ammunition factory had been blown up ; a number were 
killed and the works destroyed. Near Bordeaux was Hospital No. 6. 
where a splendid North Carolina unit was stationed. Major Bemizeii 
and Dr. Turner, as well as many more of our splendid North Caroj 
lina men, were making a name for themselves and were much lovec 
and admired by all in the hospital. We went through the many won- 
derful departments here, and just as we were leaving a bunch of mei 
who had been injured and were going back to the front came up. I] 
was our happiness to wish them a loving "God-speed." One of tM 
wounded boys here, when he saw the Eed Cross dressings, said, "Gee 
maybe my mother made that ; she's great on the Eed Cross." 

The trip to Paris was an all-day one through well-tilled, beautifully 
neat fields and vineyards ; the haystacks like little round houses witl 
thatched roofs, bright-colored flowers about all of the houses, and olc 
men and women and little children gleaning and working in the fields 
The diner on this train was especially good and the chef d'ouvres anc 
omelettes works of art. 

Paris at last, late at night ; and as there had been a recent air rak 
it was dark as pitch. Much persuasion and more "pour-bois" finally 
procured a family coach, and in this we drew up at the Hotel Peter 
gand, 33 Hue Caumartin, the Y. W. C. A. Hostess House. 

It is not possible for me to describe in words this Home for Wa: 
Workers. Suffice it to say that it was a Home to all who needed one 
and the wonderful personality of the women here and in the othe: 
places filled by the Y. W. C. A. secretaries was an inspiration anc 
blessing to all who came in contact with them. Here the boys wen 
always welcomed and entertained, and numbers of the girls did with 
out their lunch that they might have a homesick boy in for dinner 
One of the girls who, with a friend, had tried to make healthfulb 
happy the vacation of two of these boys received a letter something 
like this, as I remember it : "Dear Miss : — My buddie and I wish to 
thank you and your friend for a beautiful leave. I wrote my mothe 
about it and said, 'Mother, it is to these girls I owe a happy holida; 
with no regrets.' A boy next tent to me said last night, 'Lucky fo 
you fellows that you struck that kind. I came back with empfr; 



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• pockets, a bad taste in my mouth, and memories that bring no pleas- 
ure. Bless you, girls for what you did.' " 

A visit to the Prefet de Police and other dignitaries resulted in 
various permits and a little book, "Garnet d'Etranger," which was 
■;an open sesame, and after visits to the tailor and hat shop I was fitted 
out with uniform a la mode, and ready to travel. 

During the clays of waiting for these essentials I wandered and 
i drove much about Paris and its environs. I visited Versailles, in 
j company with the British, Y. M. C. A., Sevres, "Les Invalides," 
ithe wonderful gardens and museums, "Notre Dame" and "The 
Madeleine," and many quaint and interesting shops and restaurants. 
In the Latin Quarter we dined at "Henriette's," a famous little eat- 
'ing house quaintly decorated by some impecunious artists to pay their 
i board. Delicious indeed were the things to eat here in spite of "La 
I guerre." We dined in a summer-house by the lake at Corot's old 
home, where things to eat were as dear as delicious. One night we 
upped at the "Sign of the Cuckoo," where wonderful omelets and 
salads are to be had and where, in the shadow of the wonderful Cathe- 
dral of the Sacred Heart, we looked down on Paris by moonlight. 
We lost our way going down, and seeing a light we knocked at a door 
:n the wall, which .was opened by the quaintest old woman I ever saw 
vho, with another just like her, was darning a blue blouse and a pair 
m scarlet trousers. They held a tiny lamp high over their heads to 
ight us down, and followed us with kind and courteous phrases. 

The visits to the foyers for munition workers, government em- 
ployees, and shop girls, the Signal Corps Houses, and the French 
\m W. C. A. home, presided over by a charming French lady, were all 
nteresting in the extreme. One of the French girls said, "How 
ovely it is to see the happiness and brightness of your American 
jetsrls. They could not be so had they lived in the shadow as long 



we. 



One day we went to the Vesture started by Madame Qhentlief, 
Another to Mme. Duryea's, and another to the headquarters of the 
inline Morgan unit, where a friend, met on the boat, was starting in a 
i[amion filled with useful articles and guided by a Belgian dog for a 
(devastated town. The Y. M. C. A., the Eed Cross, the Salvation 



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Army, the Jewish Belief, and the Knights of Columbus headquarters 
were all most interesting and each organization doing all in their I 
power to cheer and care for the boys. I 

I served dinners for the soldiers with the British, French and I 
American Red Cross, poured tea at the Hotel Pavilion for the Y. M. 
C. A., and helped with many teas and entertainments at the hostess j 
houses and other places where the boys were entertained. I visitec | 
the wonderful school for the blind and for wounded soldiers, the 
Crystal Palace of the Y. M. C. A., and so many hospitals. 1 
never visited one where the boys were not brave and bright anij 
wonderful. One young fellow at the tent hospital said, as I stopper 
to speak to him, "I wouldn't mind, but I am being sent home and hav< 
never seen Paris." He was terribly wounded. One day as I wa 
visiting another hospital a bevy of little French girls came in, eacl 
carrying a bag for the boys, and on the card accompanying the gif \ 
was written "To our dear American brothers from their little sister 

in France." 

Loveliest of all were the drives through the city in an open cai 
riage drawn by big black horses and driven by a typical French cabb}j 
The sunshine was so bright and the beautiful streets of the Champ 
Ely sees beyond description. The boulevards and the Rue de Rivol ' 
the wonderful gardens, the river, winding in and out through th 
city and spanned by wonderful stone bridges ornamented by beautifi" 
statues, and everywhere soldiers, soldiers, soldiers. It was in on 
of the quaint shops far out that the French maid told me, a There hs 
been much of grief and sorrow, but Paris— Paris is never sad tad 
She always forgets— forgets the pain, forgets the darkness, and soo 
laughs — even when all has been lost." 

My first trip from Paris was to Tours. In spite of my new un 
form, my carefully procured permission to leave Paris and vis 
Tours, and my "Carnet d'Etranger," I came very near being shippe 
back to Paris that night, but thanks to my numerous papers and 3 
obliging M. P. I finally was permitted to proceed on my way. 

Tours is indeed charming. It was Saturday and wares of a; 
kinds — dry goods, meats, vegetables, flowers — were all displayed < 
the public squares and interesting conversations were being carrh 



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on at top speed. The Hostess House, Signal Corps Home, and the 
Foyer with their directors were charming, and loveliest of all was 
the Y. W. C. A. Eecreation Island. I have rarely seen a lovelier 
sight than this island as I looked back on it. The sun was just setting 
and a wonderful light still lingered in the sky, tinted the river with 
rainbow hues, and fell softly on the grass and trees. In the middle 
of the river women with skirts tucked up were pounding the clothes 
and two boys were catching their supper fish, while from the shadows 
of the island the sweet notes of exquisite music floated on the peaceful 
evening air. One could hardly realize that near-by the guns of battle 
were thundering and war's blood-red banner floating wide. There 
is a fine cathedral, a wonderful view from Charlemagne's Tower, a 
museum containing some very interesting relics, pictures and tapes- 
tries ; and very lovely parks where many of our soldier boys strolled, 

always followed or accompanied by crowds of little French children 

so bright, so courteous, so sweet. Many of the women here wore 
caps of a very attractive shape; each province has its own peculiar 
cap and some are exceedingly dainty. Here also were the American 
barracks, located where there had been a large French school, and 
the largest salvage plant in the world where "auld things were made 
to look amaist as guid as new." Hundreds of German soldiers in 
green, with red hat-bands and with P. W. or P. G. on their backs, 
worked here or on the road. 

As interesting but very different was my visit to Lyons, once a great 
silk center but then a big munition industry. Twenty thousand men 
i and women were coming out of the factories as I drove up the long 
street. Eefugees from every part of France and Belgium, Mor- 
roceans, Chinese, Japanese — almost every race under the sun — some 
: white, some black, some yellow with the powder that stained so they 
jwere known as the Canary men and women. To one side there was a 
larger house, and to this hundreds of women went. It was crowded 
as I went in — over a thousand women gathered for the noon enter- 
tainment given by the Y. W. C. A. That day a French soldier was 
.singing and I watched their faces as he sang. Some smiled, down the 
cheeks of one or two a tear rolled, and as they passed out to give place 
to the next thousand all looked cheered and refreshed. "It is so good 
to feel that some one cares," they said. 



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Two other Foyers were here and all doing a wonderful worli 
Fazan was the first Foyer built, and here there was a most wonderfi 
s-irl who had lost her father and sweetheart in the war and was givir 
her life to these women in the most depraved place perhaps m all 
France. One old woman who had lost everything begged to come ai 
sweep the floor that she might be near one who believed in God. Her 
as everywhere, the Y. M. C. A. was doing fine work. A Chine 
Y. M. C. A. was peculiarly interesting. 

On the top of a very high hill in Lyon one gets a wonderful vie 
of the river, the town, the far distant mountains and, on a fair da 
a glimpse of Mont Blanc. 

At Bourge the Foyers were splendid and the creches where t) 
babies of the munition workers were cared for interested me greatl 
The cathedral here is one of the four most famous Gothic cathedra 
in France. The carving over the doors was exquisite. One of tl 
towers is known as the butter tower because built from butter indi 
gences. Here I also visited the W. A. A. C's, who were auxilia: 
to our regiment and looked out for by one of our Y. W. C. A. seci 
taries. They were interesting but not especially attractive to if 
the short hair of many, the cigarette smoking and picturesque la 
guage being not exactly to my taste. 

My next tour included Chaumont, Toul and Nancy, these thr 
towns being in the war zone and difficult of access. Even then Chd 
mont was spoken in a whisper as Pershing's headquarters, and the 
who got there were considered most fortunate. Chaumont itself is 
rather dirty unattractive little place, but there is a very attracti 
ruined chateau, splendid Y. M. C. A. headquarters, and charmi: 
Y. W. C. A. quarters. Here there is a splendid hospital and a K 
Cross Kest House for the nurses, looked after by Miss Willie Your 
and a blessing it is indeed to those wonderful women who have tak 
our places and been to our boys, nurses, mothers and sweet and che< 
ing companions. The rooms were bright with gay curtains, ea 
chairs and couches, gay rugs, writing tables, piano, and a cosy t 
table in one corner. "After one has heard only the groans of t 
suffering, looked only on drear white walls, and smelt the sickeni 



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odor of ether, you cannot imagine what this place means," said one 
of the nurses. "It is an oasis in a desert, a home to the homeless, 
heaven after hell." 

Toul is one of the few walled cities of France and has been for 
years used as barracks by the French soldiers. There is perhaps next 
to Paris the most popular Y. M. C. A. hut in France, and here I 
heard first the sound of the guns and saw the light from the battle. 
The charming courtesy of a little French Ked Cross girl was one of 
the pleasant memories of this place. She walked with me an hour 
until she found a place where I could stay. 

The ride from here to Nancy is short. Nancy is another of the 
walled cities of France, the other being Verdun. I did not see 
a place I thought more attractive. The large court, in the center of 
which stood a splendid equestrian statue, had seven ornate gates which 
led to the streets of the city. There was an air raid as usual and all 
night and day you could hear the big guns. I was promised a trip 
to the trenches to take the papers to the boys, and so very early in 
the morning, with my gas mask and helmet on my arm, and with 
cigarettes and chocolate galore, I waited for my escort. Six, seven, 
eight, nine o'clock, and then he came but no papers came and so we 
could not go. It was a great disappointment, but later in the day I 
had a chance to go over the St. Mihiel sector and through the devas- 
tated towns in that region. It was pouring rain and the mud was 
fierce, but the boys in great numbers were marching on for there was 
to be a big battle. It was a joy to see their faces as we gave the 
cigarettes and chocolate and occasionally could get a few words with 
them. At one place we stopped far to the front at a Y. M. C. A. hut 
and watched them drink their hot chocolate and listened to their merry 
songs. There was hardly a stone left here ; a few walls of houses were 
standing. Over where one door had been was the sign, "M. Perrin, 
Boulanger," but that was all that remained of M. Perrin and his 
bakery. The tower of one church still stood, and in it was still hang- 
ing the bell. The fields were shell-ploughed and covered with tangled 
wire, on all the hills were the little crosses that marked the graves 
of our glorious dead, on field and hill was the blood-red of the 
poppies. One of the men told me that when, on Decoration Day, they 



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went out to put flowers on the graves of their dear comrades they 
found the little French children kneeling at the foot of flower-covered 
graves. 

Brest was my final stop. It rained, rained, rained here, but in 
spite of it the stay was interesting. The Red Cross work, the Hostess 
House, and Hospital 65, where Colonel Long and Colonel Haynes 
with many of our North Carolina boys, are doing such fine work, and 
where I lunched one dreary day, were all wonderfully interesting. 
The peasants here turned out the one sunny day I was there in holiday 
attire, and the picturesque smocks and hats of the men, caps, brocade 
and velvet skirts and aprons, beautiful lace, long gold chains and 
quaint shoes of the women were different from anything I had ever 
seen. 

My return trip was made on an American transport with General 
Gorgas, many American officers, four ladies, and three hundred and 
fifty wounded boys. There was much of interest on the trip, but 
standing out ever to me far above all else was the spirit of those boys ! 
One young fellow three times under and gassed was going back to 
get well and "go at them again." Three brothers were lying on the 
fields of Flanders, two were fighting with the marines, and one in 
the aviation. Another bright-eyed young fellow said, "Just think, I 
have a kid at home I've never seen and don't know if it's a boy or 
girl; sure, I hope 'tis a boy." Another with a leg off got a crowd 
who had his same luck and had a one-legged dance. Another had a 
letter from his sweetheart. He had written her telling her he would 
never claim her for he was just a piece of a man. "As long as there 
is enough body left to hold your noble soul I will take you, and thank 
God that you are back," she wrote. 

We were almost home. Life-belts, canteens and malted milk tablets 
had been laid aside. The boys were singing, some talking, when with 
a horrible noise the alarm shrieked out. Belts and provisions were 
secured, and up to our places in the boats every man and women went 
as if to a stroll on deck. Just as we reached the boats, boom ! boom ! ! 
boom ! !. went the big guns, and as we looked out down went something 
under the water. The recall was sounded, and the captain rushing 
past shouted, "False alarm; just a berg." 






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The Statue of Liberty was before us when we woke next day, and 
never did anything look more beautiful for, in spite of adventure 
and wonderful sights, my heart was wearying for home. 

Danger there may have been, fatigue and discouragement and 
home-sickness there surely was, but while life lasts I shall not cease 
to be thankful that it was granted me to have a part, small though it 
was, in so great an adventure; and when the sands run low and the 
shadows grow long, the memory of those days will still be bright and 
enduring. Great indeed was the heroism of these boys of ours. May 
we be worthy of them, and as memorials to them "Carry on ' in every 
good and glorious work. 






A St. Mary's Girl in Italy 

Among the St. Mary's girls who offered themselves for foreign 
service during the war is "Mary Ann Battle" of Rocky Mount, E". C, 
who, on September 12, 1918, sailed for Italy where she is now sta- 
tioned in the office of the delegate in charge of the Roman district of 
the Red Cross in Italy. 

The following account of her experiences was given in the Rocky 
Mount Telegram of January 223, 1919 : 

Several stories of experiences of local boys overseas have been published, 
but here is the first one about a Rocky Mount girl, who is with the American 
Red Cross in Italy. She is Miss Mary Ann Battle, and is stationed in the 
office of the delegate in charge of the Roman district of the Red Cross in Italy. 
Miss Battle, in a letter received here, gives a vivid description of the great 
civil relief work being done in Italy by the Red Cross, and throws in some 
entertaining personal experiences that make the epistle more interesting. 

The great outstanding fact in the letter is that the American Red Cross was 
responsible to a great extent for bolstering up the morale of the Italian people, 
and making it possible for them to present a solid front to their enemies 
during the last year of the titanic struggle. 

Miss Battle volunteered for overseas work several months ago, and is the 
only young lady from this city doing Red Cross work in Italy. 

She begins her letter by referring to the epidemic of Spanish influenza that 
prevailed in Rocky Mount during October and November. The letter was 
written December 16. Miss Battle then proceeds to tell what the disease did 
in Italy. 

"The disease really amounted to a plague over here. In many of the vil- 
lages and towns the people died so fast it was impossible to provide sufficient 



30 The St. Mart's Muse 

coffins to bury them in, and the supply of sheets, etc., for wrapping the bodies 
was exhausted. Some of the things the social workers in this department 
told me were appalling. 

"For instance, a mother was found dead in bed, but the little child with 
her was still alive although half-starved. The mother had been dead for over, 
twenty-four hours. A soldier coming from the front for his first visit home 
in two years was met at the station with the news that his wife and mother 
had died that day. There were many, many other cases just as heartrending. 

"The poverty and living conditions of the people are almost unbelievable. 
The American Red Cross gave all the emergency relief possible, sending doc- 
tors, nurses, lay workers, and supplies into the disease stricken districts. 
The fact that conditions have improved so materially is probably largely due 
to the relief and preventive measures taken by the Red Cross. The Red Cross 
in Italy has certainly done some wonderful work, and I do not think it is too 
much to say that the American Red Cross was a big factor in the winning of 
the war, for it certainly strengthened the Italian morale and helped them 
to put up a solid front, which they could not have done with the country in 
the condition it was in. 

"The people here are grateful for what the Red Cross has done for them. 
You hear their gratitude and appreciation expressed on every hand, and every- 
where President Wilson's praises are sung. 

"Italy is divided into sixteen (Red Cross) districts, under the head of the 
Civil Service Department. I am secretary to Captain Parsons, delegate in [i 
charge of the Roman district, embracing the provinces of Lazio, Umbria, 
and Abruzzi. 

"This district has charge of about sixty-five different activities in about 
forty towns. There are four colleges or schools in which refugee boys and 
orphans are cared for and educated; there are also two other orphanages, 
seven ouvroirs or work-shops in which refugee women and girls, and wives 
and daughters of Italian soldiers are paid to make garments which are used 
to clothe the children in the various institutions of this district. 

"In this way the ouvroirs serve a double purpose — by giving employment 
and wages to the needy, and supplying clothing for the children. 

"There are four shoe factories, operated on the same plan as the ouvroirs; 
one basket factory and eight kitchens in which free rations are served to ) 
some and paid for in some instances, the Red Cross supplying the food and ! 
the town or commune paying so much per meal for a certain number of meals 
for the needy. Besides there are also over thirty asili, or day nurseries, 
where the Red Cross looks after and feeds the children so that the Italian 
mothers may work in the fields, the ouvroirs, factories, etc. In addition to 
this the Red Cross also conducts several summer camps and schools for deli 
cate children of refugees or soldiers at the front. 

"This is only one of sixteen districts, and I do not know how the work in 
the other fifteen compares with that in this district, but this gives you some 
idea of the extent of the civil relief work done in Italy by the American 
Red Cross. 



The St. Mary's Muse 31 

"I do not think there is any exaggeration in the statement that Italy could 
not have stood the strain of the past twelve months had not the American 
Red Cross helped hold up the morale of the Italian people. I have seen more 
poor people since I have been here than I ever saw in my life. 

"Rome is interesting and fascinating, but I am more strongly convinced 
than ever that the United States is the best country in the world. I do hope 
we citizens of that great republic will be true to our ideals and measure up 
to our responsibilities. I have faith that we will. 

"It is an inspiration to come over here and see how we are looked up to. 
I wish you could just see how our United States boys over here compare with 
any and all that I have seen so far. In my estimation they are head and 
shoulders above any I have yet seen as a whole. It is true that I may be 
prejudiced in their favor, and you may allow something for that, but it is an 
undisputable fact that they are a fine clean bunch, doing their job well, 
whether it be fighting or loafing — which is the case at the present time, and 
I am told it is the hardest thing they have to do — with a spirit that inspires 
one with confidence in them for the present and for the future. 

"There is a Y. M. C. A. hut here which I am told measures up to the best, 
and as it is only a few minutes walk from my boarding place I go there quite 
often. Rome is filled with soldiers and sailors, either passing through or on 
leave. They seem to thoroughly enjoy seeing and talking to American women. 

"Just let your imagination have full play and you will have some idea as 
to what Rome is like. There is only one house in all Rome built of wood, and 
that is very small. The others are of brick, stone, etc., and the exteriors of 
most of them are extremely plain, and often ugly. Nothing is ever changed 
here. If an old stone wall is found standing and it is desired to erect a new 
building on that location, the wall is left as it is and the structure built onto 
it, the wall being neither covered nor torn down. Some of the churches would 
never be recognized as churches on the outside were it not for the crosses; 
they are often irregularly built, and have a dilapidated appearance. Some of 
the churches, of course, are beautiful without as well as within. 

"Nothing is considered old here unless it dates B. C. I went over an old 
bridge last Sunday that was built 500 years before Christ, and it is still stand- 
ing on the same old foundations, which look now as if they will continue to 
stand firm for generations to come. Needless to say, this structure is used 
daily. It is said here that when this bridge was built the contractor had to 
put up a guarantee that it would last thirty years. He didn't take any chances 
on losing, did he? 

"I have been fortunate in seeing Rome — at least a great deal of Rome — ■ 
under very pleasant circumstances. Indeed, I have met with good fortune 
throughout this whole experience. I am situated in an office where I am 
thrown in touch with just the kind of work I desired. 

"The personnel of this office is very interesting, there being several Ameri- 
cans, several Italians, and a Belgian girl. All of them are lovely to me. 

"One of the Italian girls is just fine to me. She is rather quiet and unas- 
suming, but wonderfully well informed. We have struck up quite a friend- 
ship. Not long ago I took Sunday lunch with her, and spent the afternoon 



32 The St. Mart's Muse 

at her home. It was one of the most interesting experiences I have had here. 
Her father is a poet, her mother born in America hut educated over here; 
she has three brothers in the Italian army, two of the girls work with the 
American Red Cross, and a younger brother and sister remain at home. She 
is a Miss De Bosis and a member of one of the old families here. 

"They live about twenty minutes drive from the city limits in the 'cart' — 
a two-wheeled concern with a broad seat just above the axle, and, believe me, 
it is some rough riding over the cobble-stone streets. You enter between two 
big stone pillars and drive up a long lane over-arched with privet and laurel. 
The lane leads into an old garden, with fountains here and there, and in the 
midst is a square stone house, all of it looking as if it had been there for ages. 

'•Although they are Italian, the members of the family all speak English 
to some extent, and they made me feel welcome and at home at once. They 
are people who believe very much in individual liberty; they were brought 
up with that idea, which is so different from the majority of the Italian 
families. 

"After lunch, guests began to arrive, and during the whole afternoon tea 
and coffee and sandwiches were served. 

"Among the guests was an Italian captain, just home from his post in the 
region of eternal snow, who spoke English fluently. There were also several 
other Italian officers, and a Bohemian captain and his three lieutenants. The 
four Bohemians were particularly interesting. 

"The Bohemian captain had organized 30,000 Bohemians, some of them 
deserters from the Austrian army, and some of them prisoners taken by the 
Italians and French. These Bohemians had been fighting side by side with 
the French and Italians. Before Bohemia declared her independence they 
wrote to their people at home as if they were prisoners, and through arrange- 
ment with the Italian government their letters were mailed as from some 
prison camp. This was because of the fact that if it was known they were 
fighting with the Italians they would be hanged on their return to Bohemia 
after the war, providing Bohemia was still under Austrian rule. Now, how- 
ever, as Bohemia has declared her independence they can take their stand 
openly with the Allies. 

"I danced with the Bohemian captain, around and around in one direction 
until I thought I must surely call for mercy. But just at that moment he 
suddenly changed and we started in another direction, then in another, until 
I didn't know whether I was coming or going, but I kept on until the end, 
and we didn't miss a step. 

"One of the Bohemian lieutenants seated himself at the piano and played 
whole operas through. Then they all four sang their national and popular 
songs. Wasn't that an interesting experience?" 






The St. Mary's Muse 33 



"HeQrietta" 

Henrietta, in a casket 

Of my great-grandfathers, two, 
I have found a small memorial 

That is eloquent of you. 

Just a tress of silken softness, 

Chestnut hrown of faded hue, 
Wrapped and labeled "Henrietta," 

Nothing else to give a clue, 

Save two dates that quite perplex me, 

"Sixteen-Seventy" on the lid, 
With the name of one grandfather, 

While within the chest lie hid 

Notes and papers of that other 
Who in "Eighteen Hundred Two" 

Bought and sold and "willed" and "deeded' 
Just as men today still do. 

And amid the deeds and titles 

This soft lock of faded hair 
Lingering like a subtle perfume, 

Or a long-forgotten air. 

The romance of which grandfather 
Have I here disclosed to view, 

He of "Sixteen Hundred Seventy," 
He of "Eighteen Hundred Two?" 

Were you sweetheart, wife, or daughter, 

Loyal friend or comrade true, 
That have left so fond a memory 

To at least one of these two? 

Were you my remote ancestress, 
For whose wisdom, wit and grace 

Even I, your last descendent, 
Find the world a better place? 

Beats my heart a bit more bravely 
For the courage yours once knew? 

Leaps my thought to truth more surely 
For some truth held fast by you? 



34 The St. Mart's Muse 

Or when jest or mirth provoking, 
All my eyes with laughter shine, 

Look your own from out their gladness, 
Smiling on the world through mine? 

Were you "Sixteen Hundred Seventy?" 
Were you "Eighteen Hundred Two?" 

Were you sweetheart, friend or daughter? 
Henrietta, if I knew! 

Anyway, of this I'm certain, 

You were young and you were dear 

To him who, with touch caressing, 
Folded this and placed it here. 

Annie R. C. Barnes. 



CHAPTER REPORTS 



Chapel H*1I Chapter 

By "Mary Knox Gatlin" (Mrs. Collier Cobb) 

Mrs. Ira T. Turlington (Hortense Rose) is making her home in 
Chapel Hill for the present. She is taking special work in the Uni- 
versity. Her two sons are still in the service of Uncle Sam. She 
proudly shows charming photographs of her daughter, Mrs. Lee 
Turlington. 

Mrs. Robert Allston (Beatrice Holmes) is spending the winter 
here. Her youngest daughter attends the graded school. Her son 
William has received his discharge from the Navy and will enter 
college for the spring quarter. Ellen is a student at Fassifern. 

Miss Mary Grimes Cowper has been with Miss Alice ISToble for a 
gay and festive week's visit. 

Mrs. James M. Poyner (Mary Smedes) with her mother, Mrs. 
Bennett Smedes, and her three children are with Mr. and Mrs. J. S. 
Holmes and will probably remain through the spring. Mr. Poyner 
died at Charleston, W. Va., March 3d, and was buried in Raleigh 
the afternoon of March 5th. 

Mrs. Archibald Henderson (Minna Bynum) has a splendid little 
son, John Steele, born on March 5th. 



The St. Mart's Muse 35 

Mrs. Charles Verner (Louise Gary Huggins) of Manning, S. C, 
[is spending several weeks at the old Battle home with her mother, 
jMrs. Mary Verner, and her grandmother, Mrs. Laura Phillips. 

The following verses, written by "Hortense Eose" (Mrs. Ira T. 
Turlington) in honor of Dr. Kemp P. Battle of the University of 
North Carolina, shortly before his death, were sent by the Chapel 
Hill Chapter : 

"OLD PRES." 

Oh, do not call him old, for still there lingers 

Upon his smile and in his cheery voice 
The spirit of youth; and even Time's iron fingers 

But daily show him new cause to rejoice. 

With each incoming class, his youth renewing 
As the young eagles, with them high he soars; 

With each outgoing class, their steps pursuing, 
He knocks anew at fortune's waiting doors. 

Not old — hut some day, its clay casket rending, 
That strong pure soul shall hear a voice, "Arise 

To meet thy God." Angelic hosts attending 
Its flight, 'twill mount beyond the vaulted skies. 

And then a thousand years of peaceful lying 
By heaven's fair river resting there shall be, 

Where there is no more sin nor pain nor sighing, 
While mortal puts on immortality. 

Then, when the Judge reads from the book what writ is 
Of him, "Well done," he'll hear with joyous thrill, 

And say, when offered kingship o'er ten cities, 
"I thank thee, Lord, I'll just take Chapel Hill." 

Hortense Rose Turlington. 



Chsraw Chapter 

By Elizabeth Waddill 
My Dear "Muse:" March 1, 1919. 

It was so nice to have you come to us, after Christmas, with all the 
news about everybody that we all were wanting so to hear, and now 
we are looking forward to seeing you again soon and hearing some 



36 The St. Maky's Mfse 



more Alumnae gossip. We think it's a grand idea of yours to make us 
two visits a year, and do hope you'll get such a warm welcome every- 
where that you'll never want to skip a visit. The Cheraw Chapter is 
jogging along in almost the same old way, though several things have 
happened since you came to see us last. "Gussie" Watts, who is nowl> 
Mrs. J. D. Sullivan, is living at Cashs, about seven miles from 
Cheraw, and "Bessie Watts" (Mrs. Robert Royal), who lost her hus- 
band last fall, is making her home with "Gussie." "Courtenay Watts" 
was married, on January 20th, to Mr. Frank Stokes of Mountville, 
S. C. Ellen Duvall has had a bad time with the flu this winter but 
is much better now. "Susie Mclver" is very busy with her school 
work in Cheraw after the long holiday which was forced on the Cheraw 
school teachers by the flu situation. "Bessie McLean" holds a very 
important position in the school system of Sumter, S. C. We in 
Cheraw see very little of her these days, and are always so glad when 
she gets back to us every now and then. "Fannie Dockery" (Mrs. 
C. K. Waddill) has two little daughters now — Frances Dockery and 
Ermine Everett, the last-named having been born on February 25, 
1919. Elizabeth Waddill is in Newark, New Jersey, at present with 
her aunt, and expects to be back in Cheraw in April. She spends 
her summers in Western North Carolina at one of the missions of 
the Episcopal Church, and enjoys the life and the work very much. 
"Emily Carrison's" husband, Rev. Albert S. Thomas, is again Rector 
of St. David's Church, Cheraw, and it is so good to have her with us 
once more. She has two boys ; Henry Carrison and Albert S., and 
a little two-year-old Emily. 

The time has come, Miss Carrison says, 

My pen to lay right down, 
So here's a heap of lovingness 

From all of us in Cheraw town. 



EdeQton Chapter 

By "Pencie Warren" 

March 1, 1919. 
In response to your card asking for news from our Chapter I will 
try to tell of the "goings and comings" of a few of our thirty-one 
members, trusting that the readers will find some "new ones." 



1 



The St. Mary's Muse 37 

"Annie Wood" completed a course in shorthand and typewriting 
this summer and now has a government position in Washington, D. C. 
She expects to return home soon. 

"Sophie Wood" is assistant bookkeeper for the Chowan Cotton Oil 
and Fertilizer Company at Edenton. 

"Elizabeth Leary" (Mrs. G-eorge Wood) went to Richmond, Va., 
in the fall and completed a business course in order to keep busy 
during "war times." She and George are now back again to their 
lovely old home at Greenfield. 

"Rebecca Collins" (Mrs. Frank Wood) and her daughter Rebecca 
spent the fall at Greenfield. Mr. Wood was caring for the farm in 
the absence of their son George, who was in the service. 

"Lizzie Badham" (Mrs. Julien Wood) has two sons in France — 
Lieutenant Julien Wood and Private Thomas Wood of the Marine 
Corps. She and "Ruth Newbold" (Mrs. J. M. Vail) are doing good 
work as leaders of the Junior Auxiliary. 

"Mary Philips" (Mrs. Hal. G. Wood) has her only son, Lieut. 
Fred Wood, in France. She is a faithful worker in each campaign 
or drive. 

"Anne Shepard" (Mrs. Wm. Graham) has lately returned with 
her two sons to their home in Eclenton, having spent the fall at Chapel 
Hill, K C. 

"Julia Bond" is stenographer for the Edenton Peanut Company. 
We deeply sympathize with her in the loss of her brother, Lieut. 
Edward G. Bond, who died of wounds in a hospital in France on 
November 9. 

"Duncan Winston" (Mrs. Charles Wales) spends most of her time 
now near Elizabeth City where Mr. Wales is representing the Dare 
Lumber Company. 

"Allulah Speight" is doing clerical work in the office of the Clerk 
of the Superior Court here. 

"Mary Conger" (Mrs. Elton Forehand) is now living on the farm 
and is doing a great deal of Red Cross work in her community. 

"Annie Wood" (Mrs. W. D. Pruden) is Chairman of the Home 
Nursing Corps and has done splendid work in the "Flu" epidemic. 
She has a son, Lieut. Dossey Pruden, in France. 



38 The St. Mary's Muse 

"Eva Rogerson" has a position as stenographer in the Edenton 
Cotton Mill. 

"Sarah Wood" has recently returned from a trip to Annapolis 
where she attended the dances. She is now at Athol, their fishery, 
near Edenton. 

Katherine Drane, Emma Badham, and Pencie Warren are teaching 
in the Edenton Graded School. 



Fayetteville Chapter 

By "Lucy London" (Mrs. J. H. Anderson) 

The Fayetteville Alumnse have not done anything startling, but 
every one of them is trying to uphold the teachings of St. Mary's in 
her church and Red Cross work. 

Mrs. F. R. Rose (Mary Haigh) is the efficient Secretary of the Red 
Cross Chapter here and has had a great part in making it one of the 
most wide-awake in the State. She is also the Diocesan head of the 
Junior Auxiliaries. 

Kate Broadfoot, of the class of '94, is the valuable teacher of French 
and Latin in the High School here. She is the same old Kate with a 
head brimful of knowledge. She is Chairman of the St. Mary's 
Alumnse of Fayetteville, and is a teacher in the Sunday School also. 

Kate Hawley (Mrs. Milton Bacon) has a class of small boys in 
our Sunday School. Her own son, Billy, is a promising lad. Kate 
has been active in Red Cross work, being an instructor in surgical 
dressings. 

Anita DeRosset (Mrs. Justin White) has been spending her time 
here while Mr. White was in the service, in the Intelligence Depart- 
ment of the Naval Reserves. Justin, Jr., is a fine boy of three years. 

Sadie Williams of Augusta, Georgia, is living here now, the wife 
of Benjamin R. Huske, Jr. She is the Superintendent of St. John's 
Altar Guild. 

Lulie Biggs of Oxford, now Mrs. E. R. McKethan, is living here. 
She has two small sons and a baby daughter. Lulie is the former 
President of the TJ. D. C. and President of the Parents-Teachers 
Association. 



The St. Mary's Muse 39 

Maud Haigh is one of the best "business" girls and still sbeds sun- 
shine. Ever since her St. Mary's days she has been a member of the 
choir and teacher in the Sunday School. 

Bessie Underwood is Mrs. Henry Pemberton, with three fine 
youngsters. She is Secretary of our Altar Guild. 

Ellen Underwood is Mrs. David McKethan and a fine help-meet 
to her doctor husband. 

Margaret Broadfoot, of the class of 1912, is teaching school at 
Hartsville, S. C, this year. She was formerly the leader of the 
Children's Chapter of the U. D. C. here. Margaret was Editor-in- 
Chief of the Muse and a good one, too. Margaret assisted in organ- 
izing the Comaraderie Club and was President until she left. 

Mamie Holt, a daughter of a former St. Mary's girl (Mamie 
DeRosset), has been greatly interested in the naval arm of the service ? 
She has lots of others who are interested in her. She is a faithful 
member of the choir. 

Ruth Sedberry is the wife of a rising young dentist, Dr. R. M. 
Olive. 

Annie Gregg, formerly of South Carolina, is living here, the wife 
of Mr. Wallace Sutton, and has a family of six healthy children. 

Annie Wetmore (Mrs. John B. Tillinghast) has a dear Annie, Jr., 
of six years. Annie, Sr. is active in church and public health work 
and for some years was head of the Young Woman's Auxiliary. 

Addie Riddick (Mrs. J. Alves Huske) has two attractive daughters 
of fifteen and thirteen years. Addie, Sr. has been the leader of the 
Junior Auxiliary until recently. 

Helen Slocomb (Mrs. Purely) is now living in Black Mountain 
and has a daughter, Marion, two months old. 

Norcott Broadfoot (Mrs. Clarence Pemberton) during the war 
kept a cafeteria in Winston-Salem while her husband was overseas 
as a "Y" secretary. 

Our lovely Marion Haigh (Mrs. John McFall), a bride of barely 
one year, died of pneumonia last October. She has left us "dreaming 
how very fair it needs must be since she lingers there." 

Among our older and most honored Alumna3 are Mrs. Charles 
Haigh (Alice Swann) whose grand-daughter, Aline Hughes, took so 
many honors at St. Mary's last year. 



40 The St. Mart's Muse 

Mrs. W. L. Hawley (Amelia McKimmon) is a sister of our Mi 
Kate, and has been for years our Altar Guild Treasurer. 

Mrs. Thomas Hale (Alice Mallett) for years was one of the mo 
zealous church workers and the faithful Superintendent of our Alt* 
Guild until sickness came to her. 

Frances Lilly is a business girl in Asheville and of course is makir 
good. Her brother Edmund is a lieutenant in France. 

Fan Broadfoot is the same fine type of girl, doing her bit in a qui* 
but helpful way. 

Lucy Wooten of Wilmington (Mrs. Eobert Herring) makes h 
home in Fayetteville now. 

Lucy London (Mrs. John Huske Anderson) has a daughter of tb 

same name at St, Mary's. Also two small boys at home. She ha 

tried to do her bit in war work and has been specially interested i 

keeping a "Soldiers Column" in the daily paper, wherein the doing 

of the county's boys are chronicled. She is Publicity Chairman o 

the Eed Cross Chapter. She was at St. Mary's under Dr. Smede 

and Miss Battle. 

Lucy London Anderson, 

Secretary of St. Mary's Alumnce of Fayetteville. 



riillsboro Chapter 

By "Annie Cameron," '16 

At least two of our members have had the joy of welcoming bad 
soldiers from the front. 

"Sue Eosemoncl's" husband, Lieut. Owen S. Kobertson, arrived 
quite unexpectedly, a few days before Christmas and Sue had th<I 
delightful experience of spending Christmas with him in New York 
He was then sent to Atlanta and has now gotten his discharge. They, 
expect to leave in a few days for Kansas City where Lieutenant! 
Robertson will learn the automobile business. They then hope tc 
return to North Carolina. 

"Eliza Drane's" (Mrs. J. C. Webb) brother, Captain Robert! 
Drane, arrived a few weeks ago and she went to ISTew York to meelf 
him. She has lately had the pleasure of a visit from him. 



The St. Mary's Muse 41 

"Henrietta Collins" and "Annie Collins" (Mrs. W. L. Wall) have 
pent a large part of the winter with relatives in Edenton. "Hen- 
ietta Collins" went away just before Christmas and has not yet 
eturned. Mrs. Wall came home the first week in March after a very 
ileasant visit. Her son, Lieut. George Wall, and her son-in-law, 
ieut. W. A. Heartt, are still in France. 

"Rebecca Wall" had a delightful trip to Richmond about Thanks- 
iving time and since then has been spending a very gay winter in 
fcaleigh as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Bennehan Cameron. 

"Lilly Hamilton" spent Christmas with her brother, Dr. J. G. 
eR. Hamilton, in Chapel Hill. She returned home early in January. 

"Charlotte Brown" is teaching in the country between Chapel Hill 
nd Hillsboro. She is the principal of a two-teacher school and seems 
reatly pleased with her work. 

It is with great regret that we report the death of Miss Maria 
teard, who was a St. Mary's girl of Dr. Sniedes' time. She died last 
)ctober after a very short illness. 



Rocl^y Mount Chapter 

By Belle Gulley (Mrs. 0. Beaman Harris) 

We enjoyed the last Alumnae Number of the Muse so much that 
re take pleasure in sending a list of our St. Mary's girls. Although 
ur Chapter has been quite inactive lately, it was due to various 
auses and not from lack of interest in St. Mary's. 

Mrs. Howerton (Josephine Arrington), who was a St. Mary's girl 
f the long ago, is unfortunately quite inactive on account of total 
lindness. 

Annie Simpson, Chairman of our Chapter, spends much of her 
ime in the Red Cross rooms doing refugee work. While a student 
t St. Mary's she lived in Wilson, but Rocky Mount has the privilege 
f claiming her as her very own now. 

Augusta Divine, Vice-Chairman of our Chapter, is always ready 
3 lend a helping hand wherever needed. She has been an important 
actor in all patriotic work here, and is also leader of the Junior 
Auxiliary of the Church of the Good Shepherd. 



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Mrs. F. S. Spruill (nee Alice Capehart Winston) is President 
the Woman's Auxiliary of the Church of the Good Shepherd. S' 
has also been active in Eed Cross work, and is in charge of the Surj 
cal Dressings Department. She has a son and two daughters. H 
son, Frank, is first lieutenant in the Army of Occupation in German I 
Her daughters were both former students at St. Mary's. AH 
Winston, who married Mr. Thomas W. Alexander, a prominent la 
yer of Charlotte, and Martha Byrd (Mrs. William Branch Port 
of Eichmond). The latter is spending some time with her moth I 
in Eocky Mount while her husband, Dr. Porter, is in France, whe 
he has been located with Base Hospital jSTo. 45. 

Maude Philips is doing stenographic work in the office of "Tl 
Eocky Mount Insurance and Eealty Company." 

We have the privilege of having five of the Bunn sisters membe 
of our Chapter: Maude, who married Mr. Kemp Battle, Catherii 
(Mrs. William C. Woodard, Jr.), who has two fine boys, Annie L< 
(Mrs. E. B. Davis), who is very public-spirited, and of whom I hai 
reported as doing wonderful Eed Cross work, Mary (Mrs. George 1 
Wimberly) has three sons and two daughters. One of her son 
George, Jr., is still in the service, another one, Benjamin, is s 
V. M. I. at school, while one of her daughters, Mary Bryan, is 
student at St, Mary's now. 

Bessie Bunn is still Treasurer of the Eed Cross Chapter, and als 
holds a responsible position with "The Eocky Mount Savings an 
Trust Company." 

Mrs. Ivan Battle (Emily Marriott) is quite busy with her tj 
sons. Her husband is one of our most prominent physicians. 

Mary Philips is still living near Battleboro but a member of on 
Chapter. She is quite active in all war activities and bettermer 
work in her community. 

Susie Battle is busy with home duties this year while her sistei 
Hattie Battle, is working as stenographer in the office of Lawye 
M. V. Barnhill. 

Mrs. W. H. McDonald (Lizzie Battle) has her time greatly take: 
up with raising a family of four sons and one daughter, while he 
sister, Mary Ann Battle, is still in Italy with the Eed Cross Divisior 



The St. Mary's Muse 43 

I am sending a copy of one of her letters home. It will give an in- 
sight into the work there, and is, I think, very interesting. 

Mrs. Hugh Battle (Maude Arrington) has a lovely little daughter 
of whom she is. justly proud. 

Mrs. J. Weisiger (Lula Davis) is at the head of our Canteen 
Service. She is a very active and enthusiastic worker. Her sister, 
Mrs. Turner Bunn (Annie Davis), has a bright and livelv son. She 
has also done "her bit" in war work. 

Mrs. Will Spruill (Florence Chalk) has a dear little girl, Florence. 
;She had the misfortune to lose her older daughter who was such a 
bright and lovely child. 

Josephine Smith has a very responsible position with "The Plant- 
ers Bank." 

Mrs. O. Beaman Harris (Belle Gulley) is Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Chapter. She has two children, Josephine and Perrin, and 
expects to send Josephine to St. Mary's in a year or two. 



The Class of 1886 

By Mrs. Walter D. Toy 

The short and simple annals of the class of '86, St. Mary's, are 
quickly given, that class being I alone. 

The information as to members of my family who were in the 
service I give herewith : Calvert Rogers Toy, aged 19, would have 
graduated at the U. K C. in May, 1919. Last year he went to the 
Plattsburg S. A. T. C. At the close of the camp he was commissioned 
Second Lieutenant, TJ. S. A., and is now instructor S. A. T. C, St. 
John's College, Brooklyn, 1ST. T. 

My daughter, Jane Bingham Toy, is a member of the Junior Class 
at St, Mary's. 

The Class of 1887 

By Mrs. Troy Beatty 

I'm afraid our class was not a very patriotic one as to sons in the 
service, as I have the only one I believe, but we all did our best. 



44 The St. Maky's Muse 

"Henrietta Smedes," of Washington, D. C. (I think), and "Bessi 
McLean," of Sumter, S. C, never married. I heard Henrietta ha< 
adopted two little children. I heard of Bessie from a mutual frien< 
about four years ago. She was a much valued teacher in Sumtei 

"Kate Gregory" is Mrs. Harry Boberts, of Macon, Ga. She haj 
either three or four daughters before the little son came 3 so he is stil 
a child. 

My eldest is Troy Beatty, Jr., cadet in the flying section of th. 
aviation. We have a daughter in her senior year at Bryn Mawr anc 
a second daughter in her senior year at the West Tennessee Stat: 
Normal. This girl was destined for St. Mary's two years and a hal 
ago but we moved to Memphis at that time after living twenty yean 
in Athens, Ga., so she decided not to make another break in the 
family that year ; but I had so much wanted one of my girls, at least 
at St. Mary's. 

Our youngest son was too young for the army. I know I have 
told you more than you wanted to know about my family but though' 
it might be of interest in some Alumnae notes at some future time. I 
should love to read more of my own friends in the Muse and kno^ 
that the data is difficult to get. 

"Mollie Sargent," a girl of my day though -not a graduate, is Mrs. 
Bugeleaf Pearson, the wife of Judge Pearson of Bichmond, Texas, 
Their son and only child, Philip Pearson, is in the aviation. 

My other two special friends are both dead — Maude Mathewsou 
who died very young, and Mina DuBose married the Bev. Bobert W. 
Barnwell. She left a son and a daughter. I suppose the son wenl 
into the army but I have lost sight of him. He went to Sewanee long 
before my son was there. 

I wish for dear old St. Mary's every success in this new year. 



In connection with Mrs. Beatty's letter, it is interesting to note 
that while this Muse is in preparation her husband, the Bev. Troy 
Beatty, Bector of Grace Church, Memphis, Tennessee, has been 
elected Bishop-coadjutor of Tennesssee. 



The St. Mary's Muse 45 



AluiTjnae Weddings 

Hardison-Smith: On Saturday, June 1, 1919, at the First Baptist Church, 
Macon, Ga., Katherine Clark Smith (S.M.S., 1914-15) of Raleigh and 
Lieut. Joseph Hammond Hardison, U. S. A., of Wadesboro, N. C. 

Lockwood-Beckwith: On Saturday, June 8, 1918, at the Church of the 
Epiphany, Washington, D. C, Florence Marie Beckwith (S.M.S., 1906108) 
of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mr. William Gaillard Lockwood, Lieutenant 
Engineer, U. S. A. 

Hammond-Henry: On Tuesday, June 11, 1918, at the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Columbia, S. C, Dorothy Frances Henry (S.M.S., 1914-15) and 
Lieut. Morris Graves Hammond, U. S. A. 

Verner-Hucjcjins: On Tuesday, June 11, 1918, at Manning, S. C, Louisa Gary 
Huggins (S.M.S., 1912-13) and Lieut. Charles Vermulin Verner, U. S. R. 

Hoag-Rowe: On Wednesday, June 19, 1918, at St. Paul's Church, Richmond, 
Va., Julia Staton Rowe (S.M.S., 1911-13) of Tarboro, N. C. and Mr. James 
Archibald Hoag, U. S. A. (Mr. Hoag died in September at camp.) 

Campbell-Woodard: On Tuesday, June 25, 1918, at St. Thomas' Church, New 
York City, Bessye Knox Woodard (S.M.S., 1900-01) of Raleigh and Lieut. 
Hurst Vincent Campbel, U. S. N. A. (Lieut. Campbell died in October 
in New York.) 

Misenheimer-McC tillers: On Wednesday, June 26, 1918, at the Home Me- 
morial Church, Clayton, N. C, Melba McCullers, '14 and Mr. John Jacon 
Misenheimer, U. S. A. 

Faust-Brigham: On Saturday, July 6, 1918, at Murry Mill, N. J., Gertrude 
Brigham (S.M.S., 1911-13) and Lieut. Walter Livingston Faust, U. S. R. C. 

Oraigie-Stovall : On Wednesday, October 30th, in the English Church at 
Berne, Switzerland, Pleasant Stovall (S.M.S., 1910-12), formerly of 
Savannah Ga., daughter of the American Minister, and Mr. Robert Leslie 
Craigie, Secretary of the British Legation at Berne. 

Ulland-Thorn: On Wednesday, November 6, 1918, at St. Alban's Church, 
Kingstree, S. C, Selma Thorn (S.M.S., 1904-05) and Mr. Wilmot Singleton 
Gilland. 

Rhett-Prettyman: On Wednesday, February 19th, at Summerville, S. C, 

Virginia Selden Prettyman (S.M.S., 1907-11) and Mr. Barney Rhett. 
Williams-Hendricks : On Saturday, February 22d, at Marshall, N. C, Nellie 

Hendricks (S.M.S., 1907-12) and Mr. John Hays Williams. 
Earris-Sears: On Saturday, April 5th, at Raleigh, N. C, Frances Sears 

(S.M.S., 1911-17) and Mr. John Fleming Harris. At home: 111 Maple 

Avenue, Edgmont Park, Pittsburg, Pa. 

jeatherbury-Nottingham : On Wednesday, April 9th, in Holmes Presbyterian 
Church, Bayview, Va., Mildred Inez Nottingham (S.M.S., 1911-13) and 
Mr. Alanzo Taylor Leatherbury, Jr. 






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Van Dusen-Smith: On Tuesday afternoon, April 23rd, in St. James Episcop; 

Church at Washington, N. C, Elizabeth Maund Smith (S.M.S., 1910-12 

and Captain Dana Burgess Van Dusen, Infantry, U. S. A. 
Gray-Critz: On Wednesday, April 23rd, at the Reynolda Presbyterian Churc 

at Winston-Salem, N. C, Ruth Reynolds Critz (S.M.S., 1909-11) and M 

Samuel Wilson Grey. 

Wright-Smith: On Wednesday, April 23rd, at Wilson, N. C, Jacquelin Smit 

(S.M.S., 1915-17) and Mr. Edward Kendall Wright. 
Hambley-Overman: On Wednesday evening, April 30th in the First Methodis 

Church, Salisbury, N. C, Kathryn Baird Overman (S.M.S., 1905-09) an 

Mr. Gilbert Poster Hambley. 

Snow-Overman: On Wednesday, April 30th, in the First Methodist Churcl 
Salisbury, N. C, Grace McDowell Overman (S.M.S., 1912-13) and M: 
Edgar Morris Snow of Greensboro, N. C. 

Danzer-Freeman: On Thursday, May 15th, at St. Thomas' Church, Windso; 
N. C, Anna May Freeman (S.M.S., 1913-14) and Mr. Charles Milto 
Danzer. 



Alumnae Babies 

An Alumnae Baby— Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Fell ("Sail 
London"). 

"Elizabeth Biggs"— Mr. and Mrs. E. R. McKethan ("Lulii 

Biggs"). 



Alun)nae Deaths 

It is with great regret that we report the following other deathi 
among the Alumnae : 

"Mae London" (Mrs. Edwin Cansler, Jr.) died at her home ii 
Charlotte, February 18, 1919, after a long illness following influenza' 
Captain Cansler was in France at the time of his wife's death. 

"Annabelle King" met a sudden and tragic death in an automobile 
accident near her home inLouisburg, March 2, 1919. 

Miss Maria Beard, a St. Mary's girl of Dr. Smedes' time, died | 
her home in Hillsboro, October, 1918, after a very short illness. 

Miss Susie E. Carter (1904-05) of Asheville, of pneumonia, Oe 
tober 26, 1918. 



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Alumnae Notes 

Miss Pattie V. Battle is teaching at Nashville, Nash County. 

"Lucy May Battle" (Mrs. John F. Wall) lives at her old home at 
Pee Dee. Her oldest son has just been mustered out of the army and 
is at home superintending the farm. Her second boy is with the 
electric company in Raleigh, leaving two younger brothers at home. 
Her daughter is married. 

On March 22, 1918, "Annie Graham" (Mrs. Robert Smallwood) 
went to Newport News, Va., to take part in the launching of the 
destroyer Graham, of which she had been appointed the sponsor by 
Secretary Daniels, the boat being named in honor of her grandfather, 
Hon. Wm. A. Graham, who was at one time Secretary of the Navy. 

On March 14, "Elizabeth Lay," who is attending the University 
of North Carolina, was paid the honor of having the University Play- 
Makers present a play which she had written. The play was a great 
success and was repeated the next night to an enthusiastic audience. 

Julia Horner Cooper, '14, of Oxford, N. C, graduated from the 
Training School for Nurses of St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, 
on April 29th. She completes her three years training in June. Her 
mother, Mrs. H. G. Cooper (Julia Horner, '85), was in New York 
to see her graduate. 

Tinsley Harrison (1908-11), of Atlanta, is now in France with 
the Y. M. C. A. Mary Brown Butler, '14, of Henderson sailed from 
New York May 6th to enter upon similar work. 

Miss Marion Hanckel, of Charleston, S. C, who with her sisters, 
Misses Marion and Saida Hanckel, is a St. Mary's girl, has just re- 
ceived additional honors in an invitation from the National Kinder- 
garten Union to serve on the advisory committee to the Bureau of 
Education to aid in making out the course of study for the primary 
grades of the United States. Miss Hanckel, by invitation of the 
U. S. Bureau of Education, was also one of a small group of school 
workers who met in Chicago, February 24th, to discuss elementary 
school problems, the solution of which is regarded as vital to condi- 
tions after the war. She has been for several years Supervisor of 
Primary Schools for Cumberland County, Md. 



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Subscription Price One Dollar 

Single Copies Fifteen Cents. 



A Magazine published monthly except in July and August at St. Mary's 
School, Raleigh, N. C, in the interest of the students and Alumnae, under the 
editorial management of the Muse Club. 

Address all communications and send all subscriptions to 

THE ST. MARY'S MUSE, 

Correspondence from friends solicited. Raleigh, N. C. 



EDITORIAL STAFF, 1918-19 
Ellen B. Lay, '19, Editor-in-Chief 

Repoetees 
Epsilon Alpha Pi Sigma Lambda 

Eleanor Sublett, '20 Rene Glass, '20 

Millicent Blanton, '20 Lucy London Anderson, '20 

Jane Toy, '20, Exchange Editor 

Maey T. Yellott, '20, Editor of "And So Forth" 

Louise Tolee, '19, Business Manager 

Jane Ruffin, '20, Assistant Business Manager 

Ernest Ceuikshank, Faculty Director. 



This Iredell Memorial Number of the Muse is the third number of 
the monthly Muse to appear this school session. The Founders' Day 
(first Alumnse) Number was issued early in January, and the Spring 
Number came out the first of May. The Pre-Commencement Num- 
ber will be ready by May 24th and will be followed by the Historical' 
Number June 1st, The Commencement Number, ready June 10th,i 
will complete the current volume. It is a disappointment to have 
had to publish the Muse this year so irregularly, but except for the 
irregularity in their issue it will be found that the issues of the year 
compare favorably with those of former years, and certainly through 
the efforts of the Alumnse Editor a greater amount of Alumnse news 
and matter of interest to the Alumnse will have been published than 
in any one year hitherto. 



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Through the slowness in publication it was impracticable to push 
the campaign last fall for Alumnae support in subscriptions,, A few 
less than a hundred Alumna? responded to the call last summer. As 
it has required the cost of upward of four hundred annual subscrip- 
tions to issue the two Alumnae Numbers alone it can be readily seen 
that the Muse has not worked to financial profit in its publication 
agreement with the Alumnae Association. 

It is evident that next year the Muse must either have a largely 
increased Alumnae subscription list or must increase the subscription 
price. 

The Muse Club has high hope of being able to get out a better 
publication next year than for many years. Alumnae interest and 
support will go a long way in encouragement. E. C. 



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78th SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18, 1919 



Session Divided Into Two Terms. 

Easter Teem Began January 23d, 1919. 



1. THE COLLEGE 
t ^ THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT 
St. Marys 1 $ THE ART DEPARTMENT 

offers I 

instruction I U- THE ELOCUTION DEPARTMENT 

in these J £ THE HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT 
Departments I 

6. THE BUSINESS SCHOOL 

7. THE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT 

In 1918-19 are enrolled 300 students from 21 Dioceses. 

Twenty-eight Members of the Eaculty. 

Well Furnished ', Progressive Music Department. Much Equipment 

New. Thirty-six Pianos. Good Gymnasium, Dining 

Hall and Dormitories. 

Special attention to the Social and Christian side of Education 
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^^Commencement JInm&er 

tEftirb jfflap Jlunrfier 
1919 



The St. Mary's Muse 

PRE-COMMENCEMENT NUMBER 



Vol. XSE¥ \ : May, 1919 JSTo. 5 



Conjmencement Program 
1919 

Saturday, May 25, 8:30 p. m.— Annual Elocution Recital in the Auditorium. 
Sunday, May 26, 11:00 a. m.— Commencement Sermon in the Chapel by the 

Rt. Rev. H. J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of At- 
lanta. 
5:00 p.m. — Alumnae Service in the Chapel. 
Monday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. — Class Day Exercises in the Grove. 

4:30 p.m. — Annual Alumnae Meeting in the Parlor. 

5:30 p.m. — Annual Exhibit of the Art Department in the 

Studio. 
8:30 p.m. — Annual Concert in the Auditorium. 
9:30 p. m. — Rector's Reception in Honor of the Graduating 
Class in the School Parlor. 
Tuesday, May 28, 11: 00 a. m— Graduating Exercises in the Auditorium. 

Annual Address by Mr. John Stewart Bryan, 

of Richmond, Va. 
Closing Exercises in the Chapel. 



The Seventy-seventh Commencement 

The Commencement season, now so near, marks the close of the 
first year of the rectorship of the Eev. Warren Wade Way, who took 
charge of St. Mary's last August and who during the year has en- 
deared himself to the many who have come to know him here. 

The Commencement brings the graduation of a Senior Class of 
thirteen members, about the average size for St. Mary's. The number 
of certificates however will be much more numerous than usual, espe- 
cially in the Business Department, which has had more than double 
its usual enrollment. 

The year is marked by the largest enrollment of resident students 
in the history of the School, 202, the first time past the 200 mark, the 
total enrollment of both resident and day students being 290. 



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With many rumors current as to the improvements planned for the 
summer, much interest is also felt in definite announcements as to 
these plans which are expected after the annual meeting of the Trus- 
tees on the afternoon of Commencement Day. 



Young Spring 
E. B. Lay, '19, E A II 

Today there is sunshine, pale glimmering shafts, 

Warming the winter-chilled hillsides and plains, 

Streaming through shadowy, slumbering woods, 
Bringing fresh odors of wakening earth. 

Today there are breezes, soft whimsical winds, 

Stirring anemones, violets sweet, 
Skipping through tender leaves, daintily hung, 

Kissing the waters to smiling anew. 

Today there are bird notes, swift, hovering strains, 

Calling, caressing, alluringly sweet; 
Singing of life again, love on a twig, 
Waking the dreamers to living again! 



"Every fresh man/' 

(A modernized morality play.) 

Crichton Thorne, 2 A 

ACT I 

Scene I 

Every freshman — So this is school. My ! it seems a lonesome place 
to be, so full of people ; and they all seem to know each other, too. I 
wonder where they are going to put me to room. Oh ! I hope it's a 
front room, so I can see the cars pass ; maybe over that lovely little 
balcony with the flower in the window. I wish I knew. 

(Enter Fate.) 

Fate — Are you Everyf reshman ? 

Every freshman — I am. 



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Fate — I have come to lead you to your room. Here is the number. 
Had you rather find it alone ? 

Every freshman — No ; lead the way please, Fate. 

Scene II 
(The average Freshman's room.) 

Fate — I leave you here. Another companion will soon come to you. 
Every freshman — My room-mate ? 

Fate — Yes, and still another. May happiness too find her sweet 
way up here. 

Everyfreshman— ■She'll have about sixty-two steps to climb if she 
does. (Exit Fate.) This certainly is a bare-looking room. I can't 
see much from the window either. Oh ! that lovely little balcony I 
saw. (Everyfreshman sits mournfully on the bed and powders nose.) 

Every freshman— A knock at the door! But I don't intend to 
answer it. I want to be just by myself until I make out what it's all 
about. 

(Homesickness comes in unsummoned.) 

Homesickness— So you have come, have you ? I knew that you 
felt alone and miserable, therefore I have come to be your constant 
companion for two weeks. There's no telling, you know, when your 
trunk will come ; it may be lost. Chances are that it is. I'm "sure 
you won't like your room-mate, and your home is millions and mil- 
lions of miles away. Isn't the rain terrible ? You don't know a 
living soul in school, do you ? Poor little girl, so far away from every- 
body that loves you. Come, come, Everyfreshman; take me for a 
friend of your own free will. I'm going to stay with you anyway. 

Everyfreshman— You make me very dissatisfied and unhappy. I 
was promised good and congenial friends before I came. Get out 
of my room ! Who are you, anyway ? Surely not a pretended friend. 

Homesickness— I am Homesickness ; and, friend or not, I am your 
constant companion for two weeks. You will need gloom-tonic when 
you get through with old Homesickness. Count on that. 

Everyfreshman— But my promised friends, where are they— Latin, 
Science, Math, Music, History, Gym ? 



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Homesickness — Gym ! Ha ! ha ! ha ! So you are in love with Gym, 
too, are you ? Well, that's one friend you'll get enough of before he's 
done with you. Indeed, he is most fastidious ! You can't even see 
him without dressing especially for Gym. But he is the only pair of 
pants that you will ever see around here. To tell the truth he is 
popular in a way. Every Senior, Junior and Sophomore and Every- 
freshman — they all dress for Gym. 

(Everyfreshman dabs eyes with crepe de chine handkerchief.) 

Every freshman — But, Homesickness, the others — aren't they in- 
teresting ? 

Homesickness — Oh ! the others ! Well, are you particularly inter- 



ested in- 



Angles, curves and lines; 

In sharps and flats, 
In formulas, equations, 

And in roll of sulphur vats? 

Infinitives and passives; 

In slanted rays, 
In theorems, H 2 S, 

And in the old English plays? 

Symbols, roots, and squares; 

In stated rules, 
In irregular French verbs, 

And in government of schools? 



ACT II 

Scene I 

(Everyfreshman, with hair up, skirts lengthened, sitting at desk in 
room writing letter. Reads aloud.) 
Everyfreshman — 

My Benevolent Mater : — Two weeks in the life of a young woman 
at college makes a great deal of difference in the young woman. I 
am very, tres changed. I am aussi tres popular. Two Seniors have 
spoken to me and six other people. The Seniors were very interested 
in me, enough, in fact, to ask my name and where I was from, re- 
spectively. (Interrupted by loud knock at door.) 

(Pep sticks head in door.) 






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Pep— Jolly day to you, Everyfreshman ! Beautiful weather, isn't 
it ? Why on earth don't you wear buns ? That's a "ridic" way you've 
got of fixing your hair. Who are you crushed on ? 

Bang! 

^ (A pepful voice is heard dying away gradually in the distance, 
singing) : 

Pep— Oh ! 'twas Pep, Pep, Pep 

That won my rep, rep, rep. 
Everyfreshman— So that's Pep, is it ? And talking— talking about 
being crushed. Well, I never had the feeling before. 

ACT III 

Etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. 



"The Open Gate" 

Ellen B. Lay, '19 

"Don't see why I hag to stick here all th' time, them old cows ain' 
gonna git out. Ev'n if I do leave th' gate op'n 'n they tromp down 
th' wheat 'n corn, I don' see why I haff to watch 'em. I ani' gonna 
leave th' gate open no mo'." 

Thus soliloquized a little darkey boy, hanging idly on the gate 
to Miss Lucy's pasture, the cattle's paradise. He gazed wistfully 
towards the fresh green border of the woods through which Mossy 
Creek flowed. The whole landscape was simmering in the summer- 
heat. The road stretched away until it buried its dusty self around 
a corner. Prom the road the ground rose in a smooth slope. Near 
the top of this hill a large group of oaks raised their branches pro- 
tectingly around a spacious building— the life-long home of the 
Stewarts. Miss Lucy, the idolized daughter among four brothers, 
exercised absolute tyranny over every one on the place. Since the 
death of her mother four years ago she had managed the affairs of 
the family, sending the boys to a prep" school and to college in the 
winter and to camps in the summer. The little negro looked at the 



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house, remembering his mistress' command not to let the cows out 
or leave the pasture, and scuffed his bare feet discontentedly in the 
dust. 

"Wisht I could go fishin y !" 

"Darn!" This was an expression newly acquired and thought to 
be very elegant. 

A little figure came whistling blithely along the road. 

"C'mon, Rastus. Le's go fishin'." 

"Huh ?" 

"Fishin' ! ! C'mon. I got the worms." 

"Huh!" 

"I saw a big ole fish th' other day, down to Pike's Pool. Couldn'1 
catch it. Betchu couldn't neither." 

"Huh!" 

Eastus slipped down from the gate and joined his comrade. 

"Lemme see th' worms, Jim." After a very careful scrutiny of the 
wiggling creatures : 

"Guess I kin ketch 'im with one o' these." 

Down the white road, into a by-path through the woods trudgec 
the pair, perspiration dampening their brows, but their eyes shining 
with the ardor of the catch soon to be made. Presently they cam< 
to the banks of the creek and progressed up it until they came to i 
spot where the water flowed slow and deep and had caved hollow! 
under the banks — dark corners where the fish loved to lie. Soon thi 
anglers were busily at work. The baited hooks were lazily nibble< 
at by the slippery fish, causing delight to shine from the dark eye 
of the fishermen, but no fish were caught. After half of the worm 
were gone, Rastus wearied of the sport. 

"Miss Lucy's gonna git me," he said. Jim threw his rod aside am 
walked further down the creek where the bank sloped gradually t 
the water's edge. He sank his feet into the cool mud, watching i 
"squash up" through his toes and rolling his eyes in glee. A though! 
f ul expression came into his face. 

"Rastus," he said, "what become of that man what uster t' com 
aroun' here t' see Miss Lucy ? Mammy sez Miss Lucy 'uz in love wit 
him. Why don't he come back 'n marry her ?" 



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"Huh! You don' know nothin' ! They hed a fuss 'n he went 
away." 

Eastus was still standing on the bank of the creek where it was 
steep and slippery. He now assumed a patronizing air. 

"Didn't you never hear 'bout that ball Miss Lucy hed a year ago «" 
"Un uh." 

"Miss Lucy let me dress up in white does 'n help serve th' refresh- 
ments. Mos' everybody there she'd sent invitations to fer her house 
party. They was mo' soldiers 'n sailors, but Miss Lucy's man hed 
on jest regalar does. I peeped in through th' door 'n saw him dancin' 
with Miss Lucy mo' times. She looked mighty purty with her blue 
eyes shinin' 'n her skirts flutterin'. He'd say something low in her 
ear 'n she'd laugh 'n then seem sorter sad. After a while they went 
out." 

Eastus seated himself on the ground and clasped his hands around 
his bare knees. Jim threw himself clown at his feet prepared to hear 
an enthralling tale. 

"Mammy sent me out to th' summer-house to carry some ice cream 
I somebody 'n when I went by th' arbor I hear Miss Lucy say, 'Oh, 
Bob !' So I slump th' ice cream down on the table in th' summer- 
house 'n sneak back to th' arbor." 

Eastus rose to his feet and gave a very good imitation of the villain 
in a movie play about to kill the hero. 

' '1ST why won't chu dance with me any mo' V Mister Bob sez. Miss 
Lucy does'nt answer fer a lo-ong time. Then she sez : 

' 'Bob, you ain't in th' service ! I thought you'd go. I thought— 
Oh ! I didn't think you'd be a slacker.' 

"He turns aside and sez: 

f 'My instinks toP me she'd think that. I wisht I could explain.' 

"When he turns aroun' she's gone. 

" 'Lucy,' he sez, an' runs out th' arbor after her, but she was gone. 
Aft'r a while I was in th' little music-room outside th' ball-room and 
I hears some man say : 

" 'Well, old boy, why ain't chu participitating in the dancin' ? 
Come on an' break on somebody!' 



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" 'Oh, what's th' use!' sez Mister Bob. I peeks through th' door 
and sees him flop his head on his hands. 
" 'Come on, old felluh,' sez th' other man. 

" 'Oh, well,' sez Mister Bob. So they goes out from behind the 

palms and ferns 'n— Ouch ! Oh! Whew! My soul, lookit that fish !" 

Sinking cautiously to the ground Kastus and Jim crawled to the 

edge of the bank and peering over gazed at a large fish lazily moving 

his fins in the current. 

"Golly," said Jim. A rush was made for the poles, the hooks re- 
baited and cautiously dropped into the water again. The fish saw' 
the worm on Jim's hook come floating down to him and turned to 
bite, but the current carried the worm past him too swiftly. Kastus 
let his hook proceed more slowly and was rewarded. There was a 
dash on the part of the fish, a swift tug, a splashing of the water, and 
on the bank gasped and floundered a large fish while Kastus glowed 
with pride and Jim looked on with envious eyes. 

"Some fish," were the only words Jim had to say, but Kastus re- 
counted the whole history of the catch from the buying of the hook 
to the present moment. 

Kastus planned to take his fish as a peace offering to Miss Lucy, 
so the two chose the path that would take them through the pine 
grove, up and out into the little clearing near the house. As they 
neared the clearing Kastus gasped excitedly : 

"I declare! That's sho Mister Bob's voice." He moved quietly 
nearer the edge of the spot, admonishing his companion to silence. 
Then he heard Miss Lucy's voice not ten feet away, and saw Miss 
Lucy and a young man in uniform with their backs to him seated 
on a rustic bench in very close proximity to each other. 

"Bob, I was so unkind, so thoughtless. I should have known that 
you would choose the most dangerous task, least likely of recognition. 
Will you ever forgive me ?" 

"Lucy," he said, and took her in his arms. 

It was not this sudden embrace which made Kastus gasp. Looking 
down the hill he had seen the cows standing in the growing corn and 
filling themselves with the succulent leaves. 
"Gosh," he said, "I lef th' gate open!" 



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Our MountaiQ FolK 

Mary C. Wilson, '19, E A n 

Among the coves and notches of the Appalachians, in the east and 
west, there lives a people of the purest American stock. Through 
more than a century the amount of foreign blood that has been intro- 
duced among them has been a small fraction of one per cent, so small 
in fact as not to be detected at all. At the close of the Revolutionary 
War the great-grandfathers of these people were pressing along the 
highway from the east westward. Most of them broke through the 
mountains and founded new commonwealths in Tennessee and Ken- 
tucky. But some stopped in the mountains. A horse would die, a 
cart would break down, a young couple could not leave the grave of 
their only child; illness, fatigue, the lure of the mountains, any of 
these and many like excuses caused scattered dwellings to be seen 
among the grand hills, after the horde had passed over. The few 
hundred that stopped became the fathers and mothers of many thou- 
sands, and they all began a life which was to continue unchanged for 
generations. 

The doors which had opened for these mountain dwellers closed 
behind them. Easier routes across the mountains were discovered, 
and no more pilgrims came that way. The silence of the everlasting 
hills settled down upon them, and the nation, the people beyond, in 
their turn forgot their very existence. 

It was less than a generation ago that these people were recalled 
to our memory. It was then that "Charles Egbert Craddock" and 
people like her began to write their stories of the hills. Then seekers 
after coal, lumber, and moonshine whiskey, scientists and ministers 
of religion began to invade the mountains and bring back tales of the 
primitive people dwelling there. 

It was in this way that we have been introduced to our great-grand- 
parents, surviving in the present generation. Some one said that 
the mountain people are "our belated ancestors," and the phrase gives 
a vivid and true picture of life among them. With rifle, axe, and hoe 
our forefathers came into the woods and mountains and with the same 
simple implements their descendants in the hills have lived, and 
worked,' and fought, and died. 



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A typical mountain house is a small cabin of logs, the space betweer 
the logs being plastered with yellow mud. There is a chimney J 
piled stones. There are usually no windows at all. A typical setting 
for this house is a few gnarled old apple trees behind which can b( 
seen the towering hills covered with forests. In close proximity t( 
the house is usually seen a hog-pen with two or more very thin, bristly 
hogs residing in it. There are always no end of dogs drooping aroun< 
the door of the cabin. This door stands open the year round, no 
for air, because a plenty of it comes through the cracks in the walM 
but for light. The cabin contains only the most primitive furniture; 
The cooking is done on the coals or in the ashes. In one house that 
know of the entire culinary equipment consisted of one old penknifi 
and the lids of lard tins. This is not a rare thing but the average. 

Much of the slow progress that the race has gone through in de 
veloping from a naked forest-roving animal to clothed humans ha 
yet to be gone through by these people of the hills before they reach i 
stage sufficiently elaborate for outside communities. The women o 
the hills wear, ordinarily, two garments, a sunbonnet and a calic 
wrapper. The men, a shirt, trousers and a hat. Shoes, the peopl 
understand but do not wear. They see no necessity at all for undei 
garments or stockings. 

The people depend upon the forest, the wild animals, and thei 
stony fields for the supply of their needs. The diet consists mostl; 
of greasy pork and uninterrupted corn pone. This does not tend t 
longevity. 

Sanitation is not to be dreamed of in homes where only one roor 
exists for a dozen persons to live in. In this line some of the custom 
of the people are barbaric. The babies are sewed into their clothe 
at birth and are not taken out of them until the clothes have to b 
replaced because there is nothing left of them. To remove the clothin 
is thought to produce any kind of sickness. 

The open doors of the houses, scant heat, and insufficient clothin 
of the people have let in the first cases of the tuberculosis with whic 
the Southern mountains are being ravaged. One case, without know, 
edge of the dangers of infection, has caused countless others wher 
living conditions are such as these in the mountains. In most case- 



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the only doctors have been the old grandmothers who concoct herbs 
and bitters for all diseases and who kill more often than they cure. 

Educational advantages have been few or altogether lacking. In 
some cabins two or three books have been handed down from past 
fathers, but for two generations at least no one has been able to read 
them. 

The religion of these people has been found to a great extent in the 
wild harangues of the mountain preachers, who excite them like 
whiskey, which has been their only solace in their solitude, the only 
stimulus of their uneventful lives. 

Eecreation is never thought of. The same humdrum existence is 
lived clay after clay. The young look old and the old dead. The 
extreme isolation has made them lose all sense of relation with each 
other or the outside world, and they only live their own narrow in- 
dividual existences. An inertia has spread over them which they 
can't shake off. This is illustrated by what one woman answered 
when asked what they did after supper. "We just set by the fire a 
spell," she explained. If they had books no one could read, so they 
"just set," and this just sitting means that inertia which has gripped 
them. 

These people are far from hopeless, however, in spite of the de- 
plorable condition that I have set forth. Emerson Hough writes: 
"It is simply arrested civilization. You will find great personal 
beauty, and a certain self-possessed and distinctive charm which you 
can only call good breeding, in ignorant families who live twenty in 
two rooms without a pane of glass in the windows; and of all the 
family not one will be able to read or write. You will find grown 
men of powerful body and powerful mind, with an exactness of mental 
view simply astonishing, yet perhaps their total book knowledge will 
not equal that of a five-year-old child in communities more fortunate. 
It is a state of affairs singular and almost unbelievable in our 
country." 



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Th>e Bronze Slippers 

Katherine Waddell, 2 A 

They graced a pair of tiny feet 
Beneath a ball gown bright, 

Where hearts were gay and music sweet 
They danced the live long night, 

With buckles bright and pointed toe 
And small with high French heel, 

So lightly tripping to and fro 
In graceful waltz and reel. 

In an old trunk behind the stair, 

Beneath the cobwebs gray, 
Long hid in yellowing finery there 

They came to light one day. 

There is the same high, polished heel, 
But worn the pointed toe; 

They hint of graceful waltz and reel 
And breathe of long ago. 



SCHOOL NEWS 



April 21st — Easter Monday 

Easter Monday was, as always, a very enjoyable day at St. Mary's. 
All restrictions were lifted, and this of course caused an added 
pleasure. 

In the afternoon we went to the ball game between A. and E. and 
Wake Forest. This was a good game, and we enjoyed it very much 
since it was the first we have attended this year. 

After chapel, the whole school took part in the Easter egg hunt. 
This year the eggs were in bags, marked with each girl's name, and 
there was a great deal of excitement in the hunt. The first twenty 
girls who reached the Main Building steps with their eggs received, 
an Easter chicken as a reward. This year's Easter egg hunt proved 
more fun than any for a long time. 



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On Easter Monday night Miss Davis took the Dramatic Club and 
the Seniors to the Academy to see "The Boomerang." The play was 
good, and everybody had a fine time. This was the first play we have 
been able to attend this year. 

For those girls who did not go to "The Boomerang" there was a 
very nice dance in the parlor. This was the first dance since Lent, 
and there was a great deal of "pep." The bell rang all too soon for 
the happy girls, calling them to bed. M. B. 



March 26th— St. Margaret's Chapter 

Saturday evening, March 26th, "the first Saturday night after 
Easter,'' St. Margaret's Chapter had gleefully planned for a "garden 
party" in the Grove, but the weather was against them, and it seemed 
better in the cool to have the party in the "old dining-room," which 
was done. Artistic decorations of vines and wistaria blossoms trans- 
formed the room, and the refreshments were delicious. It was a most 
delightful "indoor garden party." j; g 



April 27th— The Inter-Society Debate 

Considered by many the best of the debates they have heard at St. 
Mary's, the eighteenth annual meeting between the representatives 
of Sigma Lambda and Epsilon Alpha Pi, on the evening of Tuesday, 
April 27th, was both interesting and exciting. The stage was simply 
decorated with the banners of the societies on their respective sides 
and the St. Mary's banner in the center. Marian Drane, '19, Presi- 
dent of Sigma Lambda, and Helen Battle, '19, President of e! A. P 
presided jointly. The judges, Supt. Harry Howell of the Ealeigh 
City Schools, Eev. Milton A. Barber of Christ Church, and Mr. 
Joseph B. Cheshire, Jr., were seated in the audience and expressed 
themselves in their votes, awarding the debate two to one to the nega- 
tive. It was a popular decision— except to the E. A. P's— but it cave 
Sigma Lambda a still longer lead, for her representatives have now 
won eleven debates to Epsilon Alpha Pi's seven. 



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The question was one of current interest : "Resolved, That Ireland 
should have complete independence," and all four speakers acquitted 
themselves with much credit, speaking with ease and without notes. 
Millicent Blanton opened the debate for the affirmative, and was 
followed by Elizabeth Bowne, who was the only one of the four who 
had not also represented her society in the debate of last year. Ellen 
Lay had the second speech for Epsilon Alpha Pi, and Lucy London 
Anderson closed for Sigma Lambda. The retorts, limited to three 
minutes, were to the point and well done. 

The debaters deserve much credit for their pains in preparation 
and their good presentation of their subjects, while the special thanks 
of the societies and the School is due Miss Dennis, of the English 
Department, who spared no pains in her coaching of both teams of 
debaters. 



May 3d — The Junior-Senior "Banquet" 

Great was the interest with which the Seniors and invited guests 
looked forward to the Junior-Senior "Banquet," which was resumed 
this year on Saturday evening May 3d, along the lines of similar 
parties in the years before the war. 

Seated around the three sides of the table in the form of a hollow 
square, in the Muse room, the forty guests — members of the Faculty, 
Seniors, some Juniors, and the presidents of the other classes — ad- 
mired the tasteful and dainty decorations of the room and table; 
partook of the six-course banquet, and thoroughly enjoyed the after- 
entertainment — Mary Yellott and Jane Toy's farce, written for the 
occasion — "Up in Mildred's Boom." 

Mary Yellott, Class President, welcomed the guests, regretting 
the absence of the Kector, who was out of town. Mildred Kirtland, 
Senior President, responded for the Seniors, Mrs. Way for the Bector, 
and Miss Katie on behalf of herself and other guests, 

The repast was served by the dark-haired girls of the class wearing 
becoming caps and aprons of red and grey, the Senior colors. The 
waitresses were Annie Higgs, Alice Cheek, Catherine Boyd. ; Eleanor 
Sublett, and Eugenia Thomas. The place cards of red and grey were 



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the work of Augusta Eembert. Between the courses Millicent Elan- 
ton read Jane Toy's break into free verse, "Life at St. Mary's." 

At the conclusion of the banquet the end of the room was curtained 
off and quickly transformed into an informal stage, which did not 
require much imagination to recognize as a well-known room in Senior 
Hall. There in three scenes the Juniors appeared as Seniors, holding 
conversation in true Senior style. The first scene was November 
14th, following the "flu," and looking forward to the holidays. The 
second scene was supposed to take place February 4th. The third 
scene was on the eve of Commencement. 

Even the Seniors felt that they were "taken off" very well, and 
the sketch as a whole made a very good picture of student life during 
the year. 

The parts in the farce were taken by Patty Sherrod as "Bonie" 
(Elizabeth Bowne), Nina Cooper as "Mildred" (Mildred Kirtland), 
Jane Toy as "Ellen" (Ellen Lay), K.ainsford Glass as "Marian" 
(Marian Drane), and Lucy London Anderson as "Nina" (Nina 
Burke). 

Mary Moffitt was chairman of the Befreshment Committee, which 
looked after the arrangements for the menu, and she was ably assisted 
by Jane Buffin, Annie Duncan, Sara Davis, Katharine Batts, Cath- 
erine Miller, and Adelaide Smith. 

Margaret Bawlings was chairman of the Committee on Decora- 
tions, which was responsible for the very pretty room, the border of 
roses in green around the walls being one of the most effective pieces 
of decoration seen in a long time. 



May IOth— The "School Party" 

The eighth Annual School Party, given as usual in the Parlor, on 
the evening of Saturday, May 10th, was possibly the most pleasant 
and best of these annual events, which are looked forward to so in- 
terestedly by St. Mary's girls year after year. 

There was no attempt at special novelty, and the party was given 
along the lines instituted at the first party eight years ago. The 
spirit of cooperation was manifest throughout, and never have all the 



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classes entered more heartily into the program. The parlor was 
decorated simply as usual with the colors of the several classes in 
paper festoons forming a rectangle overhead and surrounded by the 
blue and white of the School. The most effective part of the decora- 
tions of course being the costumes of the classes. 

The Faculty entered first and took their places to witness the march 
of the classes, which began at eight. First came the Juniors in their 
green and white, costumed as Irish maids, then came the Sophomores 
with lavender and purple tam-o'-shanters and large bows. The Fresh- 
men, in yellow and black, were conspicuous with their tall dunce 
caps; and the Preps were even more conspicuous in their unique 
sandwich boards of black cardboard variously decorated with legends 
announcing their several forms of nothingness. After the singing 
of "In a Grove of Stately Oak Trees" and a verse of Mr. Owen's St. 
Mary's Hymn, Mildred Kirtland, Senior President, spoke a brief 
welcome, and the other class presidents replied in order. Mary Yel- 
lott spoke for the Juniors, Dorothy Kirtland for the Sophomores, 
Frances Venable for the Freshmen, and Laura Hawkins for the 
"Preps." Most effective were the "Prep." and Freshmen songs which 
were heartily given. The singing of the Senior Class Song was fol- 
lowed by topical recitations. Millicent Blanton read again Jane 
Toy's "A Day at St. Mary's," first used at the Junior-Senior Ban- 
quet; Bebecca Baxter gave some of Elizabeth Bowne's up-to-date 
adaptations of Mother Goose, and Patty Sherrod recited the legend 
of "A B-abs." Next came the topical songs. The Seniors sang "The 
Seniors' Fate" to the tune of "Bangor," used at the Fifth School 
Party, it being Annie Cameron's lines beginning, 

"Now the days are flying, swiftly do they go; 
And Commencement's coming, in a week or so; 

with the up-to-date conclusion : 

"We'll come to old St. Mary's we'll hear the latest news, 
Mary's off at college, and Olive runs the Muse." 

Estelle Avent sang "Muse Dues" to the tune of "Tit-Willow," from 
the "Mikado," as it was used in 1916 when written for Fannie Stal- 






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lings ; but the hit of the evening was Ellen Lay and Elizabeth Wad- 
dell's rendition of Mary Yellott's new song, "Sweet William," in 
honor of Mr. Stone. 

Margaret Eawlings, chairman of the committee, next presented to 
the School, for the Endowment Fund, $150 in Victory Loan Bonds 
lately raised by the girls for this purpose in completing the $500 
which has been given by the girls in Liberty Loan Bonds to the School 
for the $250,000 Fund. The Eector gracefully accepted the gift. 
^ Next came the toasts. In turn the Eector, Lady Principal, "Miss 
Katie"— the oldest inhabitant, were toasted by the Seniors for the 
School with suitable responses, and toasts were given to the Faculty 
and the School. Then the Seniors gave some toasts for their Faculty 
friends who had especially helped them in various ways during the 
year— Miss Sutton as Class Adviser, Mr. Cruikshank, Mr. Stone, 
Miss Lee, Miss Davis, Mrs. Marriott, and Mr. Owen. After the 
toasts the Seniors sang a verse of "Good-bye, 1919," and then were 
surprised and pleased by the other classes singing "Good-bye 
Seniors," for which Katherine Waddell was largely responsible. The 
refreshments served by the Juniors were strawberries with ice cream 
The evening ended with "Good-bye, School," and "Alma Mater." 
The feeling was deep, but tears were but slightly in evidence. 

The teachers and girls all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening 
which reflected much credit on all responsible. 



May 12tb— Trje Alumnae Celebration 

St. Mary's was founded on May 12, 1842, and the 77th "Birth- 
day," which is celebrated by the School as AlumnaB Day fell this 
year on Monday. It was decided to omit the Ahanm" Luncheon 
which is usually given on that day, and to confine the celebration to 
the evening entertainment given in special honor of the Alumna? 

The Ealeigh Chapter met in the Library at seven for their spring 
meeting, and went from the meeting to the Auditorium for the 
operetta and dancing. Mrs. Bickett, President of the General Asso- 
ciation, Mrs. Bernard, President of the Ealeigh Chapter, and a goodly 



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number of local Alumnse formed a part of the audience which greatly 
enjoyed the evening, and pronounced it one of the most successful 
.they have attended at St. Mary's. 

Mr. Owen, Director of Music, was responsible for the program, 
which had been worked up with much skill and a great deal of patient 
and efficient training by Miss Shields, Miss Roberts, and Miss Bierce, 
with the assistance of Miss Davis and others. Miss Shields directed 
the Operetta with Miss Roberts assisting, and Miss Bierce presented ! 
her ^Esthetic Dancing Class in a series of attractive dances. Miss 
Ruth Oldham and Miss Mildred Chrismon were the pianists, Miss 
Edith Miller the violinist, and Miss Mary Ray the 'cellist. 

Both the Operetta and dancers were tastefully and prettily cos- 
tumed, and the acting and dancing was finished and effective. Miss 
Mary Strange Morgan starred in both parts of the program ; Misses 
Augusta Bristol, Louise Powell, and Elizabeth Lawrence were promi- 
nent in the dancing, while Sylbert Pendleton and Adelaide Boylston 
had the other leading parts in the Operetta. 
The cast and program was as follows : 

Priscilla Mary Strange Morgan 

John Alden".'.'.' S y lbert Pendleton 

DameGoodley Adelaide Boylston 

Governor Winslow Margaret Raney 

Elder Carver Gertrude Low 

Elder Bradford Edith Hutson 

Elder Brewster Mary Yellott 

Elder Allerton • Ellen Lay 

Mary Frances Green 

Desire Sara Denson 

Elizabeth Anne Lawrence 

Charity Kathryn Raney 

Miles Stand'ish Elizabeth Lawrence 

Medicine Man Josephine Copeland 

Other Puritan Maidens: Lois Hopkins, Violet Wright, Susie May Robbins, 

Martha Hamilton, Margaret Hughes, Ray Preston, Julia Andrews. 
Youths: Mary C. Wilson, Anna Ray, Kathryn Klingman, Frances Mountcastle, 

Leila Meggs, Elizabeth Waddell. 
Indians: Louise Powell, Augusta Bristol, Mary Yarborough, Evelyn Way, 

Lonie Morris, Mildred Dawson, Christine James. 



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PROGRAM 
Dance: Tarantella 

Elizabeth Lawrence and Mary Strange Morgan 
Dance: Flower Waltz 

Elizabeth Lawrence, Mary Strange Morgan, Augusta Bristol, 
Louise Powell 
Dance: Primrose Flower 

Augusta Bristol, Louise Powell, Lonie Morris, Mary Yarborough, 
Eleanor Mason, Elizabeth Lawrence 

Act I. A Clearing in a Forest 
Dance: Mazurka. Puritan Maidens 

Act II. Same as Act I 



May 17— Aonual Concert of the Chorus 

The last of the annual pre-Commencement events is the Chorus 
Concert, given on the Saturday evening before Commencement. This 
was the tenth year of the Chorus under the direction of Mr. Owen, 
and the concert was in every way well up to the standard which has 
made him so favorably known. 

The Chorus was assisted by the advanced Voice Pupils and Miss 
Edith Miller, Violinist, and Miss Ebie Eoberts, Pianist. 

The soloists each acquitted themselves with much credit, and the 
sympathetic accompanying of Miss Eoberts at the piano added much 
to the pleasure of the evening. 

The last number on the program was Chadwick's pastoral operetta, 
"Love's Sacrifice," given in concert form with Misses Anita Smith, 
Estelle Avent, Grace Franklin, and Ml Blakely taking the principal 
parts. 

The program and members of the chorus were as follows : 

PROGRAM 

Nymphs and Fauns Bemberg 

Solo obligato, Miss Anita Smith 
Chorus 

I 

a. Nightingale Has a Lyre of Gold Whelpley 

6. Fairy Bark '.'.'.7.7... .Ware 

e. Robin, Sing Me a Song 8pross 

Miss Estelle Avent 



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II 

Scene de Ballet de Beriot 

Miss Edith Miller 

III 

a. Shepherd, Play a Little Air Stickles 

h. Serenade Strickland 

c. A Khaki Lad Aylward 

Miss Anita Smith 



"Love's Sacrifice" 
A Pastoral Operetta by Geo. Chadwick 

CHARACTERS 

Daphne, a Shepherdess A. Smith 

Myrtil, a Shepherd B. Avent 

Laura, a Priestess of the Temple G. Franklin 

Esta, a Wise Woman N. Blakely 

Cecilia, a Shepherdess N. Blakely 

Other Shepherdesses and Shepherds 
Scene — Arcadia 



Avent, E. 
Avent, L. S. 
Barnhill, M. 
Blakeley, N. 
Cooper, N. 
Daugherty, M. 
Duncan, A. 
Fields, M. 
Franklin, G. 
Glass, R. 
Hoyt, M. 
Hutson, E. 
James, C. 



MEMBERS OF THE CHORUS 

Kirtland M. 
Klingman. K. 
Lay, E. B. 
Lay, N. 
Lay, L. 
Lindsay, C. 
Low, G. 
Meekins, M. 
Morris, L. 
Morgan, F. 
Mountcastle, F. 
Patch, A. 



Pegram, M. 
Powell, D. 
Ray, A. 
Sherrod, P. 
Smith, A. 
Sussman, B. 
Tucker, N. 
Waddell, E. 
Wilson, M. 
Wimberley, M. 
Yellott, M. 
York, M. 






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21 



ThjE SPRING PUPILS' RECITALS 



April 24th — The Misses Ray 

The first pupils' recital of the season was given on Thursday even- 
ing, April 24th, by Miss Bessie Ray, violinist, and Miss Mary "Ray, 
cellist, pupils of Mr. Hagedorn, accompanied by Miss Sue South- 
wick. The music was delightful and thoroughly enjoyed. The pro- 
gram was as follows : 

Concerto No. 7 de Beriot 

Allegro moderato 
Andante 

Miss Bessie Ray 

Scherzo von Goens 

Miss Mary Ray 

Berceuse • Tschetschulin 

Serenade d'Ambrosio 

Miss Bessie Ray 

Dedication Popper 

The Swan Saint-Sams 

Miss Maby Ray 

By the Brook Boiscleffre 

Spanish Dance Rehfeld 

Miss Bessie Ray 

Concerto No. 4 Golterman 

Allegro moderato 
Andantino 
Allegro molto 

Miss Mary Ray 



April 28th— Miss Florie Belle Morgan, Piano 

Miss Florie Belle Morgan, of Oriental, JST. C, certificate pupil of 
Miss Dowd, gave her recital in the Auditorium on the evening of 
April 28th. She was assisted by Miss Mary Eay, 'cellist, pupil of 
Mr. Hagedorn. 



22 The St. Mary's Muse 

The News and Observer said of the recital : 

"Miss Morgan presented an interesting and well-rendered program. The 
opening Bach numbers were played with clean technique and mental poise, 
and the Schubert Impromptu with brilliancy and good tone color. The Chopin 
Scherzo, which was the most ambitious number on the program, showed 
thorough study and an intelligent appreciation of the varying moods of that 
great composition. 

The program was : 

I 

a. Allemande, E major, 6th French Suite J. 8. Each 

b. Sarabande, E major, 6th French Suite 

c. Gigue, G major, 5th French Suite 

II 
Impromptu, A flat Schubert 

III 

Mary Ray 
Dedication Popper 

IV 
Scherzo, B flat minor Chopin 

V 

Mary Ray 

a. The Swan Saint-Saens 

b. Scherzo von Goens 

VI 
Modern Group 

Barcarolle (American) Spross 

Humoresque (Norwegian) Kjerulf 

Chorus and Dance of the Elves (French) Dubois 



May 1st— Miss Anita Sroitb, Voice 

The News and Observer said : 

"Miss Anita Smith made an exceedingly good impression at her debut last 
night in St. Mary's Auditorium. Miss Smith's voice is regal in quality, rich 
and dramatic. The voice is young and not full-bloomed but it bids fair to be 
one of exceptional beauty. She sang the old folk songs with commendable 
smoothness and intelligence, and she entered into the spirit of the modern 



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school with equal facility. Miss Smith's fresh, warm voice and sympathetic 
manner won the listeners' respect and attention from the outset. She was 
assisted in a most delightful manner by Miss Edith Miller, who plays the 
violin with a great deal of ability and style. Miss Miller's Scene de Ballet 
was done in true de Beriot style, her bow arm being free and easy." 

This was the program: 

I 

a. One Bright Summer Morning (Cadir Idris) 

Welsh song (known as "Jenny Jones" and generally sup- 
posed to be one of the old Welsh melodies), was composed, 
1804, by John Parry (Bardd Alaw) 

6. Minuet tendre (old French) 

c. Bocca Dolorosa Sibella 

II 
Cavatina — "Roberto il Diavolo" Meyerbeer 

III 

Scene de Ballet Ch. de Beriot 

Miss Edith Miller. 

IV 

a. Serenade Lily Strickland 

b. A Dream Fancy Marshall 

c. A Khaki Lad Aylward 

V 

Sweetheart, Sigh No More Manney 

Violin obligato, Miss Miller 






May 7th) — Miss Lou Spencer Avent, Pianist 

On Thursday evening, May 7th, Miss Lou Spencer Avent, certifi- 
cate pupil of Miss Dowd, gave a very enjoyable piauo recital in the 
Auditorium. 

The effective floral decorations made a lovely setting for the re- 
cital, the program for which was well chosen and contained many 
lovely selections. The last selection was rendered with especial skill. 

Miss Avent has a lovely touch, plays with ease, and shows much 
ability. Her recital was thoroughly enjoyed. 



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She was ably assisted by her sister, Miss Estelle Avent, whose voice 
was well suited to her selections. Mr. Owen, whose pupil she is, 
accompanied her in his usual masterly style. 

The program was as follows : 

I 

Minuet Bach-MacDowell 

Le Bavolet Plottant Couperin (1668-1733) 

Ji S Lully (16 — 1728) 

I 
II 
Elevation Florsheim (16th century) 

III 
Impromptu— C sharp minor Reinhold 

IV 

Si tu, m'ami Pergolesi 

Le Reve, from "Manon" Massenet 

Robin, Sing Me a Song Spross 

Miss Estelle Avent 

V 
Liebestraum .Liszt 

VI 

Intermede (for two pianos) Chaminade 

(Miss Dowd, second piano) 



May 19th— Miss Catherine Crichton fUstoQ, Piar>ist 

The final certificate recital of the season was that of Miss Katherine 
Crichton Alston, of West Ealeigh, pupil of Mr. Owen, given in the 
Auditorium on the evening of May 19th. Miss Alston is possibly the 
youngest pupil ever presented for certificate in music at St. Mary's, 
and is a young pianist of unusual artistic merit. 

The presto movement from MacDowell was done with exceptional 
clearness, and the Chopin was done with translucence of tone and 
crisp rhythm. 

Miss Alston was ably assisted by Miss Anita Smith, who sang a 
group of American songs with her usual beauty and sweetness. 



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The following was the complete program: 

I 

Prseludium from 1st Moderne Suite MacDowell (1861-1908) 

a. Minuet from G minor Suite Bach (1685-1750) 

&. Rigadoun Couperin (1668-1733) 

II 

a- Etude Chopin (1809-1849) 

6. Waltz Chopin 

III 

Away on the Hill Ronald 

A Little Winding Road Ronald 

Time of May Sa i ter 

Miss Anita Smith 

IV 

a. Undes Sonores Binding (1856- ) 

6. The Pompadour's Fan Cadman 

c. Dawn Friml 

d. Danse Negre Scott 

V 
Presto from 1st Moderne Suite MacDowell 



The Domestic Science Luncheons 

Miss Trowbridge and the Domestic Science girls entertained on 
April 21st and May 5th with two luncheons for the Faculty. There 
were sixteen guests on each occasion at the luncheons which were 
served in the Domestic Science dining-room. 

For the luncheons there were large bowls of dogwood in the win- 
dows and long strands of roses intermingled with honeysuckle around 
the walls and over the doorways. The mirror in the center of the 
table was a mass of white roses and ivy leaves and pale pink rose-buds 
intermingled with the green leaves. 

The first luncheon being on Easter Monday, the place cards were 
in the form of Easter eggs in various colors. They were done in 
water color by Ella Rogers, who shines in both Domestic Science and 



School Notes 



26 The St. Mary's Muse 

Art. Small chickens peeped out of the center-piece of roses and were 
also at each place. For the second luncheon, dainty rose-buds were 
at each place and place cards in a pretty jonquil design were again 
to the credit of Miss Rogers. 

The two Domestic Science classes were divided and each section 
cooperated in working together to plan, market, prepare for and serve 
the luncheon. The girls were taken down early in the morning to the 
city market and the various grocers to purchase the supplies. 

At the first luncheon Catherine Miller and Grace Franklin were 
the waitresses, while the cooks were Helen Ashton, Margaret Barnard, 
Lois Bell, Helen Budge, Sara Davis, Selma Fishel, Margaret For- 
ester, Grace Franklin, Mildred Kirtland, Catherine Miller, Ella 
Rogers, ISTannie Tucker, and Dorothy Whitaker. 

At the second luncheon Caroline Dargan and ISTancy Lay were the 
waitresses and, and the cooks were Edith Bissett, Clarissa Bonner, 
Elizabeth Cross, Caroline Dargan, Mary Will Daughtridge, Maria 
Fields, Virginia Flora, Eloise Hannah, Annie Higgs, Mary Hoke 
ISTancy Lay, Ethel Marshall, Sara McMurry, Margaret Pou, Margaret 
Raney, Jane Grimes. 

The menu was as follows : 

Lamb Chops 

Creamed New Potatoes Creamed Peas in Timbales 

Tomato Salad Cheese Straws 

Rolls 

Strawberry Short Cake 



On Saturday, March 26th, due in part to Miss Davis' plea, a party 
of nearly 150 girls saw "Come Out of the Kitchen" at the Academy, 
and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. 

Tuesday afternoon, May 13, a party of fifty attended the matinee 
of the Kirmess at the Academy. This was the irost ambitious local 
entertainment of a number of years and proved very pleasant in 
every way. 



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Thursday night, May 15th, May Peterson, of the Metropolitan 
Opera House, ISTew York, was heard in concert at the Kaleigh Audi- 
torium, and again the party who heard her were delighted. 

Swift & Co. were hosts to the Domestic Science Department of the 
School Friday, May 16th, when Miss Trowbridge took the girls of 
her department to the local branch of the packers to see their new 
refrigerating plant. Various points of interest were explained by 
special representatives of the company, and a great deal of pleasure 
as well as much profitable instruction was gotten from the trip. 

Among the old girls who have been back for week-ends in recent 
weeks are Katharine Drane of Edenton and Helen Laughinghouse 
of Greenville, of last year's class, Maude Moss of Elizabeth City, 
Dorothy Wood of Norfolk (this year a "yeomaness"), Wirt Jordan 
of South Boston, Va., Gertrude Merrimon of Greensboro, and Mar- 
garet Lesley of Mulberry, Fla. 

Her host of friends were delighted to welcome back "Miss 'Gyp' 
Barton," less familiarly Mrs. John A. Dysart, on her recent trip to 
spend her vacation in the South. She has been living this winter 
with her father at her old home in Hartford, Conn., and showing 
her proficiency in business in one of the large city banks. She hopes 
to welcome Lieutenant Dysart back from France during the summer, 
and they plan to make their home in Columbia. Mrs. Dysart spent 
a week in Raleigh with her friends, the Misses Busbee, in Cameron 
Park, and with Miss Frances Bottum and other friends at St. Mary's, 
and went for her second week to Chapel Hill to visit her aunt and 
uncle, the Pratts. Doctor, now Colonel, Pratt has just returned from 
his war services in France where he led the Carolina regiment of 
engineers. 



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EDITORIAL STAFF, 1918-19 
Ellen B. Lay, '19, Editor-in-Chief 

Repobtebs 
Epsilon Alpha Pi Sigma Lambda 

Eleanor Sublett, '20 Rene Glass, '20 

Millicent Blanton, '20 Lucy London Anderson, '20 

Jane Tot, '20, Exchange Editor 

Maby T. Yellott, '20, Editor of "And So Forth" 

Louise Tolee, '19, Business Manager 

Jane Ruffin, '20, Assistant Business Manager 

Ebnest Cbuikshank, Faculty Director. 



EDITORIAL 

This school year is almost a thing of the past, about to become a 
happy memory. Whether we have worked as we should or not, we 
all feel that it has been a year well spent in learning and playing. As 
we look around at the old familiar spots and start saying good-bye to 
them we feel that we shall always be true to the spirit which permeates 
everything on the St. Mary's grounds. "Are you coming back ?" is 
the question today. The Seniors have a feeling of forlornness when 
we think that we shall not be here next year. How lost we shall feel ! 

The Muse hopes that all the girls who can will return. Certainly 
they could not love a school more. This summer we will remember 
St. Mary's and show our school spirit to every girl we know of who 



The St. Mary's Muse 29 



is going off to school. Whether we have left the old School for good 
or merely for the summer, let us show that we have caught the St. 
Mary's spirit, and 

"Carry her teachings o'er woodland and hill, 
Of earnestness, wisdom, and love!" 

And so we say, "Good-bye, 1919 — good-bye everything !" 



Special Services in the Chapel 

Bishop Cheshire paid his annual visitation to the Chapel for con- 
firmation on the first Sunday after Easter, March 27th, and confirmed 
a class of six — Belzora Baker, Belle Bessellieu, Margaret Brown, 
Mabel Cooley, Maude Moss, and Frances Venable. Maude Moss, a 
St. Mary's girl of last year, came up from her home in Elizabeth City. 

'Saturday afternoon, May 10th, the Eector baptized Olive Echols 
Cruikshank, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank. 
The little girl is named for her maternal grandmother. Marian 
Drane, acting for her sister Katharine, Jane Kuffin, and Mr. A. W. 
Graham, Jr., of Oxford, were the sponsors. 

At the afternoon service on the Fourth Sunday after Easter, May 
18th, the Rector baptized little Chloe Noel Owen, infant daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Blinn Owen. Mrs. W. W. Stancill (Frederika Gil- 
bert), Miss Ebie Roberts standing for Mrs. Jane McKimmon, and 
Mr. Charles Root were the sponsors. 



Burlington 



The Annual Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese was 
held this year on March 22-23 at Burlington, and St. Mary's was 
represented by Mrs. Way, delegate for the Senior Chapter, and Ellen 
Lay, Katharine Batts and Rainsford Glass, for the Junior Chapters. 
The Junior delegates were elected by the Junior Auxiliary Council. 



30 The St. Mary's Muse 

The primary reason for sending delegates this year was to revive 
the interest in the work at St. Mary's by outlining to the meeting the 
work done during the past year as a result of the inspiration gained 
at the Blue Ridge Conference last summer by the four delegates sent 
from St. Mary's in large part through the help of the Diocesan 
Auxiliary. Ellen Lay led the Conference on Blue Ridge, making 
the account most interesting. Several others who had been there also 
gave short talks on the different phases of life at Blue Ridge, and all 
were quite helpful in depicting the real good and inspiration that 
comes from attending one of the Blue Ridge Conferences. 

On account of the meeting coming during the week, we could only 
stay one day, but during that time we had the pleasure of hearing 
Miss Grace Lindley, of the Board of Missions, who is a very interest- 
ing and inspiring speaker. The other meeting we attended was about 
Sunday School work, and this proved very helpful to those who have 
or expect to have Sunday School classes. 

The Auxiliary decided at the end of its meeting to give $100 toward 
sending five delegates to Blue Ridge this summer from St. Mary's. 
We feel deeply grateful for their interest in us and feel sure that 
those who attend will return filled with the spirit of Blue Ridge and 
ready to make the work in the Auxiliary at St. Mary's next year alive 
and interesting. We feel that the Auxiliary will not regret having 
done this if the interest in the work next year comes anywhere near 
being as great as it has been this year. And we know that this interest 
is due in large part to the work of our delegates to Blue Ridge last 
year. Rainsfobd Glass, '20. 



]STo one interested in the work of the Junior Auxiliary Chapters at 
St. Mary's should forget the noteworthy impetus amounting almost to 
a revival imparted to the Chapters in 1917-18 by Susan Smith, Chair- 
man of the Council of the Chapters last year, and representative of the 
student religious work of the School at Elon College, at Chapel Hill 
(where the Woman's Auxiliary met last year), and at Blue Ridge. 



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On account of her health Miss Smith has been at home (in Char- 
lotte) this year, but it is gratifying to note in connection with this 
account of the Burlington trip dealing with the furtherance of the 
work in which she is so greatly interested, that she has just been ac- 
cepted for training in the Church Training and Deaconess House in 
Philadelphia, where it has been her ambition to continue her training 
toward her life work. E. C. 



Exchanges 

Edited by Jane Toy, '20 

The Magazine University of North Carolina 

The College of Charleston Magazine College of Charleston 

The Pine and Thistle Flora McDonald College 

The Bessie Tift Journal Bessie Tift College 

The Magazine of the University of North Carolina is a publication 
worthy of its name, and we wish to congratulate the editors upon its 
excellence. Its high literary standard and broad field of subject 
matter furnish an example to be admiringly followed by all similar 
publications. It is of special interest to us of St Mary's because of 
the contributions of Elizabeth Lay, an old St. Mary's girl, whose 
numerous verses and folk-play, When Witches Ride, all form a valu- 
able part of the magazine. When Witches Ride shows unusually great 
talent and is reviewed by the Baltimore Sun. 

The March and May issues of the College of Charleston Magazine 
which we have received, are creditable productions showing talent as 
well as good work. Cornebi Tibi is an appreciation of student publi- 
cations which shows clear insight and facility of expression. Sweet 
Memories and An Unfortunate Incident are refreshing bits of humor 
in verse and prose, both of which are very well done. A Discussion 
of Elections is an article which is very much to the point, and applies 
to practically all schools and colleges. Its plea for thoughtfulness in 
elections appeals to every college girl or man, and if taken to heart 
would surely prove a blessing to any school. 

The Pine and Thistle for February and March is up to its usual 
standard of interest and enterprise. It reflects a good school spirit 



32 The St. Mary's Muse 

and contains two contributions of real merit, "Confused Love in a 
Shop Window," and "East Nth Street," the former a one-act dra- 
matic sketch with scene laid in a toy shop and character dolls, is very 
well written and cleverly worked out. It is quite out of the usual order 
of things, and is a pleasant variation. We would suggest that the "Act 
1" at the beginning of the sketch is unnecessary, however, since there 
are no other acts. "East 76th Street" is an ususually graphic and ap- 
pealing picture of Eastside; it is very well written and holds the 
reader's interest until the end. The rest of the material in the Pine 
and Thistle is of about the average, showing very fair treatment of 
old themes, but scant originality. We would urge the author of "First 
Breath of Spring" especially to leave the well-trodden way and strike 
out to "pastures new." 

The Bessie Tift Journal of April is a well-balanced magazine, con- 
taining no one contribution of striking qualities, but maintaining a 
good standard of merit in every line. It lacks, however, a real short 
story of some length, though it contains several very fair short-short 
stories. "How the War Came to Jack" holds one's interest through 
about half of its length, and after that point ceases to be effective, for 
one cannot resist the temptation to turn to the last line, and see if it 
all really was a dream. We advise its author to boil down her next 
attempt, for her work shows imagination and ability, which promises 
much. The Message of Spring is the most satisfying contribution of 
of the Journal, and deserves honorable mention for its facility of ex- 
pression as well as for the beauty of its thought. 

In this, the last issue of the Muse,, we wish to heartily thank the 
editors of all the magazines which have been exchanging with us. It 
has been a great pleasure to receive their publications, and- we look 
forward to the renewing of that pleasure even more fully in the next 
year, which we hope will be uninterrupted by that unwelcome visitor 
"the flu." 



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flND SO FORTH 

Edited by Mary T. Yellott 



Life at St. Mary's 

Jane Toy, '20 

The rising sun peers from behind the Auditorium 

And smiles when, peeping into our windows, 

He sees girls lying in bed after the bell 

Long since has ceased to ring, 

Trying to decide to get up. 

Hark! Brazen clanging smites the air — 

The breakfast bell! 

And springing up as if they had been shot, 

The dozing girls do reach the dining room in time, 

Quick panting, but triumphant — ■ 

Thus the day begins. 

Then follows: 

Hurried exit from the dining room, 

And breathless racing for the least bad broom; 

Confusion then and clouds of dust 

Pervade the buildings. 

That mail line 

With anxious shouts from upper windows 

"Have I any?" and radiant joy 

Or blank dissapointment at the nothingness 

Which stares so mockingly from out an empty box. 

Assembly! Dire reckoning place of our misdeeds, 

But also valued minutes in which 

We cram that long-neglected lesson 

Soon to be recited. 

Chapel — a brief respite from our toils 

And then, Classes, 

Boredom personified, or else 

The torture of brain-racked endeavor 

To give answer to those questions which we ought to know 

But don't! 

Or practicing the mingling of one's hands in that 

Wild clamor of unseemly discord which 

Arises from the tortured practice halls 

And almost drives its hearers to distraction. 

At last the luncheon bell, that blissful sound, 

Which calls us once again together in the dining room, 

This time made ravenous by our hours of toil. 



34 The St. Mary's Muse 

We thankful, raise a sigh of joy if by good luck 

'Tis beans which greet our eyes — 

Those beans, so succulent, so sweet, 

Ambrosia to our famished tastes! 

An interruption — 'tis the bell 

And ten announcements then are made — 

A meeting of the Preps, Business, and Specials 

Right after lunch in the Math room, 

Very important, and nine others equally so at the same time. 

Classes again, 

And gym, with Basketball perhaps, 

Or merely with "Right dress!" 

Then leisure, save for those 

To whom the hours of so-called leisure are the busiest, 

With Annual, Dramatic Club, Debate, 

Or some such thing 

Until again the clanging of the bell 

Invites us to the evening meal. 

Now care is banished — joyous intercourse 

With brilliant repartee and gentle mirth, 

Which as the meal advances grows more loud, 

And yet more loud, until a wave of sound 

Surges across the room in clamorous peals — 

Then sudden silence. 

We regain our self-control, and calm is now restored. 

Chapel again, with chasing of a cap 

Lost or forgotten, 

And mail; then recreation time, 

That golden hour for those 

Who worship at some shrine, 

Whom others laugh at and call "crushed." 

They now pursue the worshipped one 

With timid smile or bold, with spreading grin; 

Now seek a dance, or better still a stroll 

In the green twilit grove 

With arms entwined. 

But Ah! too soon the bell again 

Breaks in upon this bliss, 

Calling the crushed one to the Study Hall, 

Where with an unread book before 

Her dreaming eyes she spends the weary hour 

In musing how to best gain an advantage 

O'er a hated rival in her suit. 

The worshipped one, 

One of those privileged 

To pass the hour in her room 

Spends it in earnest digging at the root 



The St. Mary's Muse 35 

Of the great Tree of Knowledge, 

As only those before whose eyes 

The shining goal of graduation 

Looms up in fearful nearness 

Know how to dig, with an unfeigned zeal, 

And then when the relenting bell 

Announces that the study hour is o'er 

She turns to her well-earned reward, 

A can of beans, perchance, 

With several friends, and crackers, 

Or, productive of still greater bliss, 

An onion feast, that crowning touch of joy, 

Till, as all joy must end 

The three winks of the light hasten its close. 

A brief farewell to friends, a hurried dash 

For a last glass of water. Then the single flash 

And blackness over all, 

And rest. — But not for long! 

A troubled rattling, weird and ghostly sound — 

Ah! a "rat," after the apple core in the waste basket! 

Quickly remedied, a walking shoe, well aimed, and thrown 

"With force inspired by noble motive. 

Then at last true rest until the morrow. 

Such indeed is life at boarding school, 

One blamed thing after another! 



The Same Occasion — Dressing for Jirn 

Ceichton Thorne 

She stood and powdered her nose, and tucked in a curl or two, 

And she primped and she primped and she primped 

As though she would never be through. 
She carefully patted the frills and tied the blue sash with a vim. 

'Twas summer, and life seemed so gay — 

She was joyfully dressing for Jim. 

She stood and jerked on her blouse and twisted her hair in a knot, 
And she fussed and she fumed and she fussed. 
She vowed dressing thus was "too hot." 
She recklessly pulled out her tie, and threw on her shoes with a vim- 
'Twas springtime, and life should seem gay — 
And that same SHE was dressing for Gym! 



36 The St. Mary's Muse 

The Pleasures arjd Pains of Editing 

E. B. Lay, '19 

Editing! Oh, clear Beader, what conflicting feelings of pleasure 
and pain does the word arouse ! Can there be a more pleasant ex- 
perience than to hold a Muse in one's hand and to hear the admiring 
and relief-expressing exclamations proceeding from the mouths 
of those who are reading the Muse for the first time ? After days and \ 
days of toil, after the poor Editor's throat is worn out from pleading 
"Please write me something for the Muse," after hours of proof-read- 
ing and correcting, to see a real flesh-and-blood Muse disporting itself 
around school and to feel that this is partly the result of your labor, 
oh, Editor, what pride and pleasure is thine ! 

But, alas ! Consider the excruciating pain that is also the Editor's 
lot. She does not mind the work, the pleadings she is forced to make ; 
she endures stoically and bravely the printer's errors, corrects them 
willingly — oh,Eeader, The Editor has set an ideal for herself ; a Muse 
where the "freight train does not meet a cow," where there are no 
apples, on top O O 0, and below o o o o o o. Imagine her pain 
when both the cow and the apples appear in the proof, living manifes- 
tations of the Editor's limitations. But, dear Header, if you have 
tears, prepare to shed them now. The cow and the apples are elim- 
inated, and replaced by "Hey diddle diddle, the uke and the fiddle," 
and the corrected proof sent back to the printer's. The day arrives 
on which the finished Muses are delivered into the Editor's hands. 
"Oh, glorious day !" she sings, but not for long. Alas, while perusing 
the back pages of the Muse, a horrible sight meets her eye, one that 
causes her heart to sink, full of despair. For there on the page stands 
another of those old-timers, those old fillers — "Hush, little thrift 
stamp" — How careless ! How disappointing to think that the ideal 
is not attained. Dear Eeader, how futile is the life of the Editor ! 



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So Crush went without them that day. 



Why Is 

Brantley's Fountain 

the 

MOST POPULAR? 

Ask the Girls 



MARRIAGE INVITATIONS AND 
VISITING CARDS 

CORRECTLY and PROMPTLY ENGRAVED 

Send for samples and prices 

Edwards & Broughton Printing 
Company 

Steel Die and Copper Plate Engraver 

RALEIGH, N. C. 



Advertisements 



THE FASHION 

KAPLAN BROS. CO. 
The college girls' store for Snappy, Classy, 
r outhful Garments and Millinery. 



TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT TO COLLEGE 
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 



ORDER YOUR CUT FLOWERS 

FROM 

J. L. O'QUINN & CO. 

Phone 149 



Mcdonald Paints 

& THOMAS Enam «i8 

Stains 
The Paint Fly Screens 

^ tore Hardwood Floors 

RALEIGH Weather Strips 

"Surety of Purity" 

White's Ice Cream 

"Made in Raleigh" 



Goosy Goosy gander 
Whither shall I wander, 
First floor, second floor, 
And in my lady's chamber. 
There I met a saucy girl 
Who wouldn't sweep her room, 
I grabbed her by the forelock 
And led her to the broom. 



ATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 

Home Company Home Capital 

Safe, Secure, and Successful 

HAS. E. JOHNSON, President 

A. A. THOMPSON, Treasurer 
R. S. BUSB EE. Secretary 

WATSON PICTURE AND ART CO. 

Picture Frames and Window S hades. 

SHOES! WHOSE? 
BERNARD L. CROCKER 

124 Fayetteville Street 



RIMES & VASS Raleigh, N. C. 

Fire Insurance 



Insure Against Loss by Fire 

Best Companies Represented. Bonding Solicited 
Charles E. Job nson, Jr. 

Office: Raleigh Bank & Trust Go. Bldg. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 



C. D. ARTHUR City Market 

FTSH AND OYSTERS 



ELLINGTON'S ART STORE 

RALEIGH. N C. 

Collegre Pennants, Pillows, Pictures, 
Frames, Novelties 

ROYSTER'S CANDY A SPECIALTY 

Made Fresh Every Day 



Advertisements 


THE YARBOROUGH 

Raleigh's Leading and Largest Hotel 
Dinners and Banquets a Specialty B. H. Griffin Hotel Co.. Proprieto 


Jolly & Wynne Jewelry Ce. 

Watch Repairing a Specialty 

COLLEGE 
JEWELRY 

128 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, N. C. 


YOUNG & HUGHES 

Plumbers 

Steam Fitters 

Hot Water Heating 

S. Wilmington Stre* 


DILLON SUPPLY GO. 

ALL KINDS OF 

MACHINERY 

Where Quality Reigns Supreme 
RALEIGH. N. C. 


T. R. WORKMAN 

Wall Paper and 
Interior Decorating 

SOUTH WILMINGTON STREE' 


WALKER ELECTRIC SHOP 

WEST M4RTIN STREET 


KOONCE FURNITURE STOR] 

111 East Harget St. 

CHEAPEST PLACE 


Auto Tire Repair Co. J-J******" 

108 WEST DAVIE STREET 


EFIRD'S 1 

"SELL IT FOR LESS" 

Full lines of Ready'to-Wear, Silks, Shoes, Piece Goods, 
Toilet Articles, Gloves, Etc. 


See us for PORCH FURNITURE 
Rcyall & Borden Furniture Co. 

FAYETTEVILLE, STREET 


Patrorize 

STAUDT'S BAKERY 

Hillsboro Street, Near St. Mary's 

School 


H. R. Hale & Bro. ££:£"£ SHOES 

17 EAST MARTIN STREET 


WORK CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED 

BET L PHONE 503 

SHU-FIXERY 

J. R. KEE, Manager 103 Fayetteville St. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 

Shoes repaired while you wait. 

Come to see our modern plai 


HELLER'S SHOE STORE 
SHOES AND HOSIERY 


MISSES REESE & COMPANY 
MTLLINERY 


L. SCHWARTZ 
RICHMOND MARKET 

Meats of All Kinds 


BATES-ARRINGTON & COMPANY 
PURE FOOD GROCERIES 



Advertisements 



HIGH GRADE TOILET ARTICLES 
THE WAKE DRUG STOKE 

Phones 228 



HICKS' UPTOWN DRUG STORE 

Phone 107 
PROMPT DELIVERY 



Thomas H. Briggs & Sons 

The Big Hardware Men Raleigh, N. C. 



Base Balls, Basket Balls 
Tennis and Sporting Goods 



Raleigh French Dry Cleaning Company 

Corner Blount and Morgan Streets. 

PESCUD'S ROOK STORE 

12 W. Hargett St. 

HAYNES& WEATHERS 

LADY FL ORISTS Phone 399 



Call OLIVE'S BAGGAGE TRANSFER 

T. B. GILL, Manager at Station 

Phone 529 

W. L. BROGDEN & CO. 

WHOLESALE FRUITS 
Wilmington Street Raleigh, N. C. 



Straight haired girls 

Who've lost their curls 

And don't know where to find 'em, 

Can go to the Pound 

And look around 

Then pin them on behind 'em. 



Stationery, College Linen, Pennants, 
Cameras and Supplies 
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens 

JAMES E.THIEM 



Bell Phone 135 



RALEIGH, N. C. 



CALIFORNIA FRUIT STORE 

FINE CANDIES PURE ICE CREAM 
FRUIT 

We carry the most complete line of Fruit and 

Candies in town. 

Ill FAYBTTEVILLE STREET 

JOHNSON COAL & ICE CO. 



109 West Martin Street 



Phone 457 



H. STEIJJMETZ— FLORIST 

Roses, Carnations, Violets, Wedding Bouquets, 
Floral Designs, Palms, Ferns, all kinds of plants. 



Raleigh, N. C. 



Phone 113 



CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY 

Electric Light and 

Power and Gas 

1376— BOTH PHONES— 1377 



WALK-OVER— The Shoe for You 
Walk-Over Shoe Shop 

RALEIGH, N. C. 



Sanders' Grocery 

Everything Good to Eat 

HILLSBORO STREET 













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